Cliff Creek Fire Update - July 22, 2016
by Cliff Creek Fire Information
July 22, 2016
Contact Fire Information: 844-708-7667 Hours: 7a.m. - 8p.m.
The contact number for the fire has changed. Please note new number.
Date of Detection: July 17, 2016
Current Size: 11,534 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 620 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:
Type 1 Helicopters (Heavy): 3
Type 2 Helicopters (Med): 1
Type 3 Helicopters (Light): 3
Highway 189/191 between Hoback Junction and Daniel Junction reopened at noon today.
The evacuations for the community of Bondurant have been lifted. All homeowners can return to their homes.
Remarks: Community meeting is scheduled for:
July 22, 2016 at Pinedale Administration Building "Old Elementary School" 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 10%.
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.
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.
For more information on the Cliff Creek Fire, visit Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch at www.TetonFires.com and the InciWeb page, http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4865/.
For related evacuation information, visit Teton County Emergency Management at http://www.tetonwyo.org/em/ and Facebook pages updated by Sublette County Emergency Management at https://www.facebook.com/Sublette-County-Emergency-Management-579372758805868/?fref=nf and Bridger Teton National Forest Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BridgerTetonNF/