Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
340 N. Cache
Jackson, WY 83001
For current Roosevelt Fire Information visit the Bridger-Teton National Forest Facebook Page or Inciweb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6212/
Roosevelt Fire Update
Thursday, October 4, 2018 as of 8:00 a.m.
Date of Detection: September 15, 2018 Current Size: 61,511 acres Location: Bondurant, WY
Cause: Human Containment: 85% Structures Lost: 55 confirmed Injuries: 3
Resources on Fire: There are currently 150 personnel on this incident
TYPE 1 HELICOPTERS 0
TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS 0
TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS 1
ENGINES 15,DOZERS 1,WATER TENDERS 1
Showers will continue across the fire area with some snow possible; minimal fire behavior is expected today.
Objectives today are focused on fire containment, and continued assessment and implementation of suppression repair activities.
All Evacuation Zones remain at the READY level.
Forest Service area closures are still in place and are being evaluated daily; The BLM Fire closure was terminated yesterday.
The reduced closure area remains unchanged– Cliff Creek Road is open, but the area to the south of the road is closed – the trail to Cliff Creek Pass and Horse Heaven Meadows is open, but the area to the east and southeast of the trail is closed. North Horse Creek Road is open for public travel, but the area north of the road is closed. For the most up to date information, visit the Roosevelt Fire Inciweb page.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in effect, however with continued precipitation, the danger of new fire starts is greatly diminished – the need for fire restrictions is being evaluated daily.
The Roosevelt Fire is human caused by an abandoned warming fire left unattended at mid-slope.
A local Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire today at 7:00 a.m. with operations based in Pinedale - the Incident Command Post in Bondurant is closed.
The Roosevelt Fire is 85% contained; with continuing precipitation in the forecast, this number is expected to rise. More resources were released yesterday, leaving only the needed equipment and crews to attain 100% containment, and finish fire line suppression repair work.
Fire line suppression repair involves pulling back the berm from dozer constructed fire lines, removing handmade fire line and placing water drainage features in each to prevent natural resource damage from rain and snow. If not all fire line repairs are made before winter hits, the work will continue in the spring. All fire line constructed on the Roosevelt Fire has been recorded using GPS, making identifying and recovering the fire lines very efficient.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has completed their field data collection. The information they have collected is being utilized to assess post-fire hazards within the fire area. Loss of vegetation from a fire exposes soil to erosion; runoff may increase and cause flooding, and sediment may move downstream and further damage values at risk. The BAER Team continues to addresses these situations with the goal of preventing further damage.
This will be the final printed update unless significant changes occur. Up-to-date information relating to the Roosevelt Fire, the Forest Service closure area, post-fire activities, and fire restrictions will continue to be posted to Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6212/ as well as the Bridger-Teton Facebook page.