JACKSON, Wyo. —Caribou Targhee National Forest officials confirmed the smokey haze that rolled into the valley yesterday afternoon is from the prescribed burn in Teton Canyon

The Teton Canyon prescribed burn from Teton Valley. Photo: Morgan Krieger

The smoke came from a controlled burn that was conducted in Teton Canyon this past weekend. A team from Teton Basin Ranger District Ranger burned around 100 acres of Aspen, with the fire running out of burnable fuel in the conifers, as planned.

According to Caribou-Targhee National Forest, a closure is currently in effect for Mill Creek Trail # 131 from the winter parking lot in Teton Canyon to the Grand Targhee Resort boundary from Tuesday at 8 a.m. to Thursday, Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. for firefighter and public safety during the prescribed burn. Fire manager suggest recreating in a different drainage to reduce congestion.

Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.