Soda Lake Fire discovered yesterday, 40 acres burned

Update: According to BTNF, as of 12:35 p.m., the fire has grown to 80 acres. The fire is burning near South Cottonwood Creek on the Big Piney District. 

PINEDALE, Wyo. — Another wildfire is ablaze in Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF). At around 3 p.m. yesterday, July 27, smoke was spotted just south of Soda Lake, on the Big Piney Ranger District.

As of this morning, the current size is estimated at 40 acres with active fire behavior. According to BTNF, crews are pursuing a full-suppression strategy. Big Piney Duty station, Pinedale duty station and a helicopter crew is responding to the fire. The initial attack is being supported by Sublette County Unified Fire.

The fire is located just west of the BTNF boundary. Image: Leaflet | © OpenStreetMap contributors

The fire is burning three miles west of the BTNF boundary. Soda Lake is about six miles north of Pinedale.

According to BTNF, multiple values are at risk on nearby Bureau of Land Management land, state land and private land. Gas wells are located in the area.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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