The Horsethief Canyon wildfire started on Saturday September 8, 2012. Burning within Teton County and on the Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger Teton Forest. The fire is under full suppression action.
Fire behavior remains as static as the weather with moderate activity in the ground fuels that is unlikely to make its way into the trees. Isolated pockets of unburned fuels still exist within the fire's perimeter that wouldn't affect the size or containment of the fire if they were to ignite, but they may continue to produce smoke in the coming days.
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 08th, 2012 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||5 miles S Jackson, Little Horsethief Canyon|
Sage, grass, open timber
Residents and visitors should expect to see smoke coming from the fire periodically during the coming weeks due to single and group tree torching. However, fire activity is not expected to increase significantly enough to threaten the existing perimeter.
Cold, wet weather in the area continues to minimize fire activity with no significant events to record as of 10/16/12
Local fire managers are continuing to monitor the interior of the fire and patrol the fire's perimeter for any active fire. Rehabilitation efforts for trails and watersheds are underway.
The fire danger is HIGH. Fire restrictions have been lifted on the Bridger Teton National Forest and within Grand Teton National Park. Teton County remains in fire restrictions as the lower elevations and valley floor continue to be warmer and drier. All campfires should be put dead out. This will require water and stirring the fire pit until the coals are cold to the touch. If an abandoned campfire starts an unwanted fire, you may be held responsible for the suppression cost. Know before you go and leave don't your fire unattended! Visit tetonfires.com for more information. Know Before You Go!