Battle Mountain & Jim Creek Fire Updates
August 28th update
August 28, 2006
Battle Mountain Fire
Size: 1,370 acres, 50% contained
This fire is now burning 3-1/2 miles west of Green River Lakes. The cooler, moister weather helped firefighters gain ground on this fire to get it 50% contained over the weekend. Hikers and campers are advised that if conditions worsen and the fire reaches designated “Trigger Points,” the Green River Lakes Campground, Trailhead, and dispersed camping areas could be closed at anytime depending on fire activity.
Firefighters took advantage of lighter winds over the weekend to construct and secure lines and mop up spot fires. There was no growth in the fire perimeter. Helicopter bucket drops helped suppress hot spots on the northwest flank. The fire was active last night with single tree and group torching. Ten engines are now assigned to the fire. Firefighters and helicopters will continue to patrol and secure lines and mop up active areas. Crews are being rotated as they complete their allotted work times and have to be replaced by fresh crews so they can go home for R&R.
Moose-Gypsum area closure: Forest Service road 680 is closed to the general public for firefighter and public safety. Forest visitors are reminded to use caution while in the Upper Green River area because of fire activity and heavy fire traffic. The Green River Lakes Campground, Trailhead, and dispersed camping areas could be closed at anytime depending on fire activity.
Jim Creek Wildfire Use:
The Jim Creek Wildfire Use is still at 2,207 acres. This fire is located inside the Bridger Wilderness one drainage south of the Battle Mountain fire. This fire is being allowed to burn for resource benefit. The King's Peak fire use module is still on the fire monitoring fire progression.
For daily updates and more information about any of our area fires, see the www.inciweb.org website. More information is also available by calling Nan Stinson, Public Information Officer, Battle Mountain Fire, 307-367-5713.
Check back in our news archives for historical progression of these fires and stories related to them: Pinedale Online News Archives