Status: Butte Creek fire is smoldering and creeping on the ground. Some smoke visible from Deer Creek trail #771 from the Shoshone National Forest. There was no smoke visible from the Bear Cub fire during a reconnaissance flight on August 1, 2012.
Objective: To provide for firefighter and public safety through an approach that limits firefighter exposure that’s necessary to meet reasonable objectives and insures suppression actions are equal with values at risk and probability of success.
To manage the fires in the Teton Wilderness as an ecological process, following the guidelines of the Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, taking appropriate actions to minimize the potential for the fire to become established on private lands or those managed by the Shoshone National Forest.
Recent Events: Some smoke seen during aerial reconnaissance mission on 8/1/12
This Week’s Strategy: To monitor the fire and provide information to any visitor or residents that may see smoke.
Today’s Strategy: To monitor the fire
Forecast: Warmer and drier weather expected into August. Some afternoon storms are possible within the next several days along with increased winds.
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