Fire start near New Fork Lakes throwing up smoke

UPDATE: 8/4/19 – The New Fork Fire has been contained at approximately 1.2 acres. The fire started yesterday near the Boy Scout camp. Local fire assets and US Forest service assets including a quick attack helicopter were used yesterday. Many of those assets have been released from the scene as of yesterday afternoon. The fire is not been declared out as of yet. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public to be careful fire conditions are present in much of Sublette County and we have already had two fire like this so far. Be fire aware and make sure your camp fires are always out!

UPDATE: From BTNF – Update on the New Fork Fire. Crews have completed a line around the fire. Size mapped at 1.185 acres and no new growth is expected. Fire cause is under investigation.

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – Reports of a fire on the Bridger-Teton National Forest near New Fork Lakes have been coming in to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities are aware of the fire in the vicinity of the Boy Scout camp and are asking the public to please avoid the area and do not call dispatch to report smoke.

Buckrail is attempting to learn more on this developing story.

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