BONDURANT, Wyo. — The Sandy Fire burning in the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has spread to 99 acres in size.

According to the Forest Service a Type 3 incident management team has arrived and will assume command tomorrow. A Type 3 incident management team is mobilized to provide command and control and assist the Forest by managing the fire suppression operations.

An area closure is expected to go into effect today.

The fire is approximately 6-miles west of Bondurant, Wyoming and smoke may be visible from US-189/191.  An area closure is in effect today for the Cliff Creek and Sandy Marshall Creek, area.  Only portions of the following trails within the closure area are closed: Cliff Creek Trail, Highline Trail, Bondurant Creek Trail, Cliff Creek Parallel Trail, Snag Creek Trail, Hunter Creek Trail, and Cliff Creek FS Road 30565.

The fire danger rating is at Moderate for the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Resources include a 20-person Type 2 handcrew, a Type 1 Hotshot crew, a Type 1 helicopter and 2 engines. The Type 3 incident Management Team and support resources assume command at 6:00 a.m. July 2, 2022.  Additional resources have been ordered.  For information on the Sandy Fire, contact  the Big Piney Ranger District at 307-276-5800 or visit www.Tetonfires.com .

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.