Green and Kendall Fire Fact Sheet 8/15
Incident: Kendall Wildfire
The Green and Kendall Fires were discovered, August 3 burning in the Upper Green River Valley on the Pinedale Ranger District. The fires ignited from a severe lighting storm that passed over the area August 1.
Status: This fire is burning in high, rocky terrain in the Bridger Wilderness, east of Boulder Basin. Fire is creeping to the west with debris rolling downhill to the south.
Size: 196 acres.
Strategy: Engine crews continue to monitor fire growth and progression. Fire Managers and a Fire Analyst have developed a long-term plan to confine and contain the fire that is burning in exceptionally difficult terrain, with the risk of rolling logs and rocks released by the ground fire.
Size: 1,053 acres.
Status: The fire is located 15 miles north of the Kendall Fire in the Roaring Fork Basin at the base of Osborn Mountain. Fire is creeping, smoldering, with isolated torching and short range spotting. Mop-up and patrol will occur on the north and west flanks of the fire. Fire Managers have developed a long-term strategy for the fire based on fire behavior predictions and agency priorities. They identified action points to protect private inholdings and Forest Service recreation sites on the north end of Green River Lakes.
Closures: An Emergency Area and Trail Closure is currently in effect for the Green Fire which includes the fire area perimeter as well as a portion of Trail #7094 (Continental Divide Scenic Trail) from Green River Lakes trailhead north to the point where it crosses the Roaring Fork River. This closure is necessary to provide protection to forest visitors from the current fire safety hazards associated with the Green Fire.
The main objective for these fires is to limit firefighter exposure to hazards, and to provide for public safety and protect private property. Fire managers will not compromise firefighter safety during management efforts on these fires.
Currently the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park are in High Fire Danger. Please use caution while recreating on public lands and be sure to extinguish all campfires completely.