The Fairfield Fire was reported on Fairfield hill on the morning of July 22, 2013. Fire was threatening structures in Homestead Park and caused evacuations. An amended area closure remains in place for public and firefighter safety. It was determined that the cause of the fire was llightning.
|Date of Origin||Monday July 22nd, 2013 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Location||6 miles SW of Lander, Wyoming|
|Incident Commander||Ron Wempen|
Grass to heavy timber.
Some interior pockets and unburned islands of heavier fuels burning out. Smoldering and creeping fire behavior in heavier fuels.
USFS campgrounds up to the trailhead at Bruce's Parking lot remain closed.
Rehab dozer line, mop-up and prep for back haul for helicopter for equipment in inaccessible areas.
The fire was turned back to the home unit 7-28-2013 at 8:00 pm.
|Wind Conditions||10-15 mph NW|