Bridger-Teton National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Jackson, WY 83001
Roosevelt Fire Update
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 as of 8 p.m.
Date of Detection: September 15, 2018 Current Size: 61,511 acres Location: Bondurant, WY
Cause: Human Containment: 100% Structures Lost: 55 confirmed Injuries: 3
Resources on Fire: There are currently 45 personnel on this incident
• The Forest Service closure will be lifted at noon today.
• Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be lifted at noon today.
• 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.
• The Roosevelt Fire is human-caused, the result of an abandoned warming fire left unattended at mid-slope.
The Roosevelt Fire was deemed 100 percent contained following a recon flight over the fire this afternoon. More resources were released today, leaving only the needed equipment and crews required to patrol, mop-up and suppress any potential threats to containment lines and conduct fire line suppression repair work.
Fire line suppression repair involves pulling back berms from dozer-constructed fire lines, removing handmade fire line and installing water drainage features to prevent natural resource damage from rain and snow. If all fire line repairs are not completed before winter hits, the work will continue in the spring. All fire lines constructed on the Roosevelt Fire have been recorded with GPS, making identification and repair of fire lines more efficient.
With the lifting of the Forest closure, anyone entering the previously closed area should be aware of the hazards inherent with traveling through a recently burned terrain. Visitors should plan more than one travel route through the area, in the event it becomes necessary to escape approaching fire or avoid hot, smoldering fuels within the burn scar.
For some time after the fire, visitors may encounter unpredictable spreading of flames inside the fire perimeter, rolling rocks or logs, falling branches and trees, and flash flooding. Additionally, anyone entering the area may encounter localized pockets of heavy smoke and limited visibility.
Visitors who choose to enter the fire area or use trails in the area do so at their own risk. Fire weakened trees, known as snags, may fall at any time and trails may not be passable due to downed trees and branches.
Up-to-date information relating to the Roosevelt Fire and post-fire activities, will continue to be posted to Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6212/ as well as the Bridger-Teton Facebook page.