September 24, 2011
The Hole In the Wall Fire was 100% contained as of September 15, 2011.
With warmer conditions expected the next few days, fire behavior will become more active. Smoke will likely be visible. Yesterday, the northwest part of the fire increased by 16 acres. Firefighters continue to patrol and monitor the fire.
Expect to see continued smoke during active burn periods until a season-ending weather event puts the fire out.
All closures have been lifted - no trails or roads are closed.
Hazardous conditions still exist in these areas. Conditions can change quickly in a burned forest. For your safety, be aware of these risks:
- Ash and needles on the trails can make for slippery conditions.
- The ground may be weak and unstable, and there may be burned out stump holes.
- Dead trees are unstable, especially in windy conditions. Locate your camp away from burned trees.
- Watch for rolling rocks, logs, and other debris.
- Flash flooding and mud flows can occur in areas without vegetation.
- Conditions can change quickly in a burned forest. Take proper safety precautions and check the weather forecast before you head out. Let someone know where you're going and when you'll return.
Updated information will be posted on this website as conditions change.
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 21st, 2011 approx. 07:00 PM|
|Location||7 miles west of Clark|
|Incident Commander||Shoshone National Forest|
10 Timber (litter and understory) Higher elevation - bug killed Douglas fir and lodgepole Lower elevation - sage grass and juniper
Smoldering and creeping, with isolated interior tree torching. As warm and dry conditions persist, fire activity will increase. Smoke will likely be visible.
100 percent containment of the fire on September 15, 2011
Continue to monitor and patrol.
Interior areas continue to burn. Fire burns well in drainages but goes out when it hits the plateau.