Fire activity increases in Wyoming

Above: Fawn Fire in Yellowstone National Park, August 6, 2016. NPS photo. Originally published at 5:23 p.m. MDT August 11, 2016. There are five wildfires currently active in northwest Wyoming. The Babaganoush Fire has been renamed the Twin Lakes Fire, we assume because no one could pronounce or spell the name. It was reported on … Continue reading “Fire activity increases in Wyoming”

Lava Mountain Fire northwest of Dubois, Wyoming

In the first 13 days since starting from a lightning strike, the Lava Mountain Fire 12 miles northwest of Dubois, Wyoming had been steadily growing, but generally not at a rapid pace. That began to change on Sunday when the rate of spread picked up significantly and it added an additional 1,200 acres for a … Continue reading “Lava Mountain Fire northwest of Dubois, Wyoming”

Cliff Creek Fire continues to spread north of Bondurant, Wyoming

(UPDATED at 11 a.m. MDT July 22, 2016) The DeMasters Type 2 Incident Management Team released a little more information about the Cliff Creek Fire that has forced the closure of Highway 189/191, one of the highways leading to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The size is now 11,534 acres. One structure has burned. … Continue reading “Cliff Creek Fire continues to spread north of Bondurant, Wyoming”

Wyoming: Browning Fire causes evacuations

(UPDATED at 4:32 p.m. MDT July 7, 2016) Crook County Fire & Emergency Management reported Thursday afternoon that the Browning Fire has been mapped at 875 acres. The photos below were supplied by Crook County Fire and Emergency Management. **** (UPDATED at 1:10 p.m. MDT July 7, 2016) A local resident told us that smoke … Continue reading “Wyoming: Browning Fire causes evacuations”