Crews work to suppress Pass Creek fire

WYOMING — The Pass Creek fire, discovered on Wednesday, Sept. 15 on the Big Piney Ranger District in the Bridger-Teton National Forest is about 18-20 acres.

Pass Creek fire, located in the Big Piney Ranger District in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Photo: Teton Interagency Fire

Located south of the Horse Creek drainage on Pass Creek, the fire has reportedly had no significant growth since yesterday morning.

Today, the fire is being mapped for a more accurate size estimate.

There is a hot shot crew suppressing this fire and a helicopter supporting them with bucket drops. Smoke and haze may still be visible throughout the day. The crews are working on a containment line and mopping up the perimeter today.

An update this morning, Sept. 17 stated that crews are making good progress constructing saw and handline to contain the fire, and will continue work through the weekend. Favorable weather is expected to arrive on Monday in the form of rain/snow.

There are currently no closures associated with this fire but the public is being asked to stay out of the immediate fire area.

The cause of the fire is a lightning strike from a storm that passed over the area on Sunday.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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