Cliff Creek Fire Update - July 20, 2016
by Cliff Creek Fire Information
July 20, 2016
Incident: Cliff Creek Fire Wildfire
Cliff Creek Fire Update
Contact Fire Information: 208-731-8604 - Hours: 7a.m. - 8 p.m.
Phone: 208-859- 2682
Date of Detection: July 17, 2016
Current Size: 7,671 acres
Location: 5 Miles North of Bondurant, Wyoming
Legal Description: 43 x 14 x 21 Latitude, 110 x 29 x 28 Longitude
Resources on Fire: There are currently 436 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:
Type 1 Helicopter 2
Type 3 Helicopter 2
Remarks: Community meetings are scheduled for:
• July 20, 2016 at the Bondurant School at 6:00 p.m.
• July 21, 2016 at Hoback Fire Station #3, Hoback Junction at 6:00 p.m.
• July 22, 2016 at Pinedale Administration Building "Old Elementary School" BOCES building in Pinedale at 6:00 p.m.
• The Cliff Creek fire was discovered on the Bridger-Teton National Forest at 2:30pm on Sunday, July 17, approximately 5 miles north of the town of Bondurant, Wyoming.
• Containment is at 0%.
• Great Basin Incident Command Team 7 has been brought it to manage the fire.
• The fire is being actively suppressed with a mixture of ground crews and aerial resources.
• As the Cliff Creek Fire spreads to the north and east, evacuation orders have expanded to include Granite Canyon in Teton County, closure of Highway 189/191 between Hoback Junction and Daniel Junction, and partial evacuations north of Bondurant in Sublette County.
• The evacuation in Sublette County remains in effect and includes the Cozy Campground and residences, south along Highway 189/191 toward the north area of Bondurant. For these evacuees, anyone needing a place to stay should call the Sublette County Sheriff's Office at (307) 367-4378.
• Teton County Emergency Management issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Granite Creek area including Granite Campground, Granite Hot Springs, Jack Pine Summer Homes, and the Safari Club.
• A red flag warning is in place today for gusty winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures. 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.
More information on the Cliff Creek Fire:
Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch: www.TetonFires.com
InciWeb page: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4865/
Related evacuation information:
Teton County Emergency Management: http://www.tetonwyo.org/em/
Sublette County Emergency Management:
Bridger Teton National Forest: