(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Cliff Creek Fire has grown in the last 24 hours from 2,200 acres reported on Sunday night to 4,500 acres reported last night. There are currently 138 firefighters working to fight this fire. According to the Bridger-Teton National Forest, US Highway 191 remains closed between Daniel Junction and Hoback remain closed due to fire activity. There are currently evacuation orders in place for for the Granite Creek area including Granite Campground, Granite Hot Springs, Jack Pine Summer Homes, and the Safari Club. Evacuees can report to the Colter Elementary School on High School Road in Jackson to register with the Red Cross for assistance such as food and shelter. The evacuation in Sublette County remains In effect and includes the Kozy Campground and residences, south along Highway 189/191 toward the north area of Bondurant. A full description of the evacuation order is available here.
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. Fire spread was driven by strong gusty winds with
multiple-tree torching, crown fires, and long-distance spotting.
*Feature Photo: Cliff Creek Fire. h/t Kay Stratman / Pitchengine
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