Tannerite Fire now 1,340 Acres, Type 3 Incident Management Team on scene

UPDATE: 08/18 1:00 pm – The fire is now estimated at 1,340 acres. No primary residences have burned, evacuations remain in effect and the Burnt Lake and Boulder Lake roads are closed.

Resources fighting the fire include: 7 engines (both Type 4 and Type 6), 1 water tender, 2 Type 3 helicopters, 2 Type 1 helicopters, 1 Type 2 IA handcrew, 8 smokejumpers, 5 person fire module, 5 helitack crewmembers, air attack and fixed wing retardant tankers as needed.

PINEDALE, WYO – The Tannerite Fire grew to an estimated 500 acres yesterday fueled by strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures. Fire fighters will be battling Red Flag conditions through Monday evening as they continue to flank and secure the fire perimeter focusing on structure protection.

The Western Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team will shadow the current management team today and assume command either tonight or in the morning.

Yesterday the fire received multiple retardant drops from SEATs and VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) to protect structures on the Elk Feedgrounds near Burnt Lake as well as private residences near Boulder Lake. A load of smokejumpers out of Pocatello was also dropped on the fire to assist current ground resources.

Video of a SEAT dropping on the north flank of the fire near Burnt Lake and the elk feedground.

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT MONDAY for Sublette County and the Upper Green River Basin/Rock Springs BLM-Sweetwater County/Rock Springs BLM/Flaming Gorge NRA-West Wind River Mountains/East Zone Bridger Teton NF-Lincoln and Uinta Counties/Lower Elevations.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

GO! Stage – Evacuate Now
-Boulder Lake
-Country Estate/Boulder Lake Ranches
-Meadow Lake
-Burnt Lake

Road Closures
-Burnt Lake Road- BLM 5106
-Sublette County Road 23-125

Tannerite fire near Boulder Lake in Pinedale, evacuations ordered.

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