Prescribed burn wrapping up near Pinedale

Bridger-Teton National Forest is wrapping up the West Fortification prescribed burn in the Pinedale Ranger District today.

Crews started the 190-square-acre burn on June 12 using drip torches. The burn is part of the implementation of the Skyline Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project to remove hazardous fuels build-up and increase firefighter public safety in the event of a wildfire.

BTNF is reporting today that objectives for the burn have been met, and with the exception of some selective interior lighting, all that’s left to do today is mop up and patrol.

Crews are still working on an active prescribed burn in the Basin Creek of the Hams Fork drainage. The burn is intended to stimulate the regrowth of new aspen and reduce conifers within these stands.

West Fortification Rx map. (BTNF)

Follow along on TetonFire.com to see where prescribed burns are planned near you.

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