Slide forest fire burning near Bondurant

UPDATE: 7:05pm no new growth reported. Crews have completed saw line around the fire perimeter. There are 18 smokejumpers and a 20 person hotshot crew fighting this fire alongside local county and federal firefighters. The type 1 helicopter is doing good work with bucket drops.

UPDATE: The fire is now two and a half acres. The fire is burning in heavy dead and down fuel. Fire behavior is moderate at this time with some single tree torching. Resources on scene; 10 smokejumpers, 4 East Zone firefighters, 1 Sublette County firefighter, 3 helitack, 1 Type III helicopter, 1 Type 4 engine (support). Resources on order; 8 smokejumpers (Boise, ID), 1 Type I interagency hotshot crew (northern Utah), 1 Type I helicopter (northern Utah). These new resources are expect to arrive on the fire between 12 and 4 pm today.

Smoke Jumpers on their way to fight the slide fire burning near Bondurant, WY.

A fire was reported on Friday July 19 in the the North Fork Fisherman Creek area between Sour Moose and Slide Creek north of Rim Draw. The fire is currently reported at 2.00 acres in size. The fire was caused by a lightning strike from a thunderstorm several days ago. There are currently no closures or evacuations in effect at this time.

Resources from Sublette County and Teton Interagency responded. Currently Engine 421, Helicopter 35HX, along with the Sublette County engine are on scene. A load of 8 smokejumpers were ordered from West Yellowstone MT and are now on scene to assist with suppression efforts.

Fire prevention specialist would like this to be a reminder that the forest is drying out and people recreating in the wildlands need to be careful with fire and take extra precautions to completely extinguish campfires.

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