New fire discovered in Coburn Creek

WYOMING — The Bridger-Teton National Forest reported a new fire on the Jackson Ranger District, in the Snake River Range.

The Coburn Fire is located at 9,000 feet in elevation on a ridge in upper Coburn Creek, half a mile east of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest boundary.

The fire, originally estimated to be ¼ acre in size, now measures ¾ acre.

The Coburn fire is burning in timber and brush, with some tree torching and spotting into adjacent timber. Firefighters on scene include two Teton Helitack members with Helicopter 35HX, two firefighters from Engine 441, and eight smoke jumpers from West Yellowstone. Firefighters on the ground have completed chainsaw line around 50% of the fire, and the helicopter is dropping buckets of water.

The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

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