Fact Sheet 9-22-12
Incident: Chall Creek Wildfire
FACT SHEET Saturday, September 22, 2012
CHALL CREEK FIRE Fire Information
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Big Piney Ranger District
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 245 personnel working on the fire including several Helitack crews, 19 fire engines, 3 helicopters and 6 hand crews. The fire is being fully suppressed 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 meeting these objectives.
Recent Events & Today: Firefighters have been successful keeping the fire confined between Thunder Road and south of Merna-North Beaver Rd. No structures have been damaged. Firefighters continue to build fire line around the perimeter of the fire and are mopping up the fire insuring that the fire is completely cold/out. 100% containment today.
Evacuation Information: The evacuation notice is lifted and homeowners are permitted back into their properties.
Closures: The emergency closure for Forest Road 10359 and Forest Road 10143 will be lifted as of 6 a.m. on Sunday, September, 23. 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.