9-21-12 Fact Sheet
Incident: Chall Creek Wildfire
Friday, September 21, 2012
CHALL CREEK FIRE Fire Information
Bridger-Teton National Bridger-Teton National Forest (307)739-5564
Summary: The Chall Creek fire began Sunday September 16, 2012 around 2:00 pm approximately 25 miles northwest of Daniel Junction, Wyoming. The cause is currently under investigation. There are approximately 262 personnel working on the fire including several Helitack crews, 23 fire engines, 4 helicopters, 2 bulldozers and 5 hand crews-. This fire is under full suppression by the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Cooperators include many engines and firefighters from Sublette County. A Type III Incident Management team is managing the fire.
Size: 687 acres (acreage updated from recent re-mapping)
Objective: Public and firefighter safety, and keeping the fire confined between Thunder Road and the Merna-North Beaver Road. Firefighters are containing the fire south of the Rim, west of Thunder Road and north of Chall Creek.
Recent Events & Today: Firefighters have been successful keeping the fire confined between Thunder Road and south of Merna-North Beaver Rd. Structures have been protected and none have been damaged. Firefighters continue to build fire line around the perimeter of the fire. Crews are burning unburned fuels within the fire boundary and constructing hose lays (bringing water hose throughout the fire area). They are also patrolling and putting out hot spots and mopping up in and around structures (insuring that the fire is completely cold/out). Firefighters are containing the fire south of the Rim, west of Thunder Road and north of Chall Creek.
Evacuation Information: The evacuation notice has been lifted and homeowners are permitted back into their properties.
Closures: There is an emergency closure for Forest Road 10359 and Forest Road 10143. The public is asked to stay away from the area of the fire to allow firefighters to do their work.
Fire restrictions remain in place and the fire danger on the forest is listed as Extreme. Hunters and other campers should exercise caution. For more information on this and other area fires visit www.tetonfires.com or www.inciweb.org.