Jim Creek Fire
July 16, 2006
Monday, July 17 Update: An Incident Management Team has assumed control of the Jim Creek Fire, which has grown to 600 acres and is being allowed to burn for resource benefits. Incident Commander for the team is George Weldon. The Jim Creek Fire Information Officer is Jack De Golia, based out of the Pinedale Ranger District Office, phone: (406) 660-2347 (cell). Current, daily updated information is available online at www.inciweb.org. Jim Creek Fire information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (contact them to get on their e-mail list for updates, maps and more info). Maps and photos are now posted..
7/16/06: The Jim Fire was detected on July 2, 2006 in the Bridger-Wilderness, approximately 24-miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming in the Jim Creek Lake area. This fire was caused by lightning and was approximately 1.0 acre in size when detected.
The Jim Creek fire grew to 15-acres on Saturday and is burning in subalpine fir, Douglas fir and open meadows.
There are no structures threatened by the fire.
The Pinedale District closed the Jim Creek Drainage to Forest users for safety reasons beginning Saturday, July 15, 2006.
The Jim Creek Fire is being managed in order to benefit the vegetation and other resources in the area. Under the Bridger-Tetonís fire management plan, naturally ignited fires may be allowed to burn in certain areas in order to improve overall forest health.
Two firefighters have been assigned to the Jim Creek Fire in order to monitor its activity more closely.
Please contact the Pinedale Ranger District if you plan to travel in this area or if you have any questions regarding the Jim Fire at 307-367-4326.