Burroughs Fire Update – Saturday, September 7, 2013, Update
Incident: Burroughs Wildfire
Burroughs Fire Update – Saturday September 7 2013 Update
Fire Information: www.inciweb.org
Carl Jungck: 307-438-1270 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Burroughs Creek/Ranger Ridge approximately 12 miles north of Dubois WY
Fire Size: 1 794 acres 14% containment
Fire Activity: Little fire growth was seen yesterday.
Reported: Friday August 30 2013 8:30 a.m.
Incident Objectives: Firefighter and public safety. Reduce threat and minimize damage to private property and structures located within and adjacent to the national forest boundary. Minimize loss or damage to national forest facilities and developments.
Incident Commander: Craig Haslam
Resources Assigned: 90 personnel: Two type II crews one Type III helicopters and eight engines.
Fire danger/Growth Potential: High/Moderate
Saturday Weather: Mostly cloudy Chance of precipitation is 43%.
Fuels: Dense standing dead and down timber.
Closures: US Forest Service Roads 510 (Burroughs Creek Loop) remains closed. The fire area is closed (please see map on Inciweb or on sign boards); however FS Road #285 (Double Cabin Rd) and FS Road #511 (Brent Creek Rd) are open to traffic with the following restrictions being enforced:
Both roads will be closed to all traffic from 6:00am to 8:00am and 8:00pm to 10:00pm daily; this will allow for safe passage of fire traffic and personnel.
No stopping or camping will be allowed in the Burroughs Fire closure area.
Fire conditions can change quickly so possible evacuations and closures could occur with short notice. This may mean that travelers may have to remain in place if the roads are impacted by fire.
The South Zone of the Shoshone National Forest Service fire managers have responded to two small initial attack fires in the last two days yesterday September 6th in the Lander area and today near the Double Cabin area north of Dubois. Both fires have been contained and controlled being kept to under a 1/10 of an acre.
For more information on this fire and others please look at: