Green and Kendall Fire Updates
Incident: Green Fire Wildfire
UPPER GREEN RIVER VALLEY, WY. – Based on current and predicted fire activity and containment goals, the Type III Management Team returned fire management of the Kendall and Green Fires to the Pinedale District of the Forest Service on August 14th, with Type IV fire managers and firefighters assigned to the two fires. Both fires were caused by lightning.
AT A GLANCE
Kendall Fire: 160 acres. Burning in high, rocky terrain in the Bridger Wilderness, east of Boulder Basin in the Upper Green River Valley. Began Aug. 1. Surface fire creeping to the west with debris rolling downhill to the south.
Activities: Engine crews continue to monitor fire growth and progression. Fire managers and a fire analyst developed a long-term plan to confine and contain the fire that is burning in exceptionally difficult terrain, with the risk of rolling logs and rocks released by the ground fire.
Green Fire: 997 acres. Located 15 miles north of the Kendall Fire in the Roaring Fork Basin of the Upper Green River Valley. Began Aug. 1. Creeping surface fire with occasional tree torching.
Activities: Firefighters secured the north and west flanks of the Green Fire and continue to monitor and contain fire spread. Fire managers developed a long-term strategy for the fire based on fire behavior predictions and agency priorities. They identified action points to protect private inholdings and Forest Service recreation sites on the north end of Green River Lake.
Trail Closures: The area closure around the Green Fire is lifted as a result of containment success and based on assessment of current and projected fire activity. Only the Highline Trail remains closed, between the Green River Lake Trailhead and the junction with the Roaring Fork Basin Trail. The Continental Divide Trail has been temporarily re-routed and remains open for through-hikers. All other trails in the area remain open. Fire managers may reassess trail and area closures if fire activity changes.
Currently there are seven fires burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park. Fire danger for both the Park and Forest has been changed to High Fire Danger. Please use caution while recreating on public lands and completely extinguish campfires.