Teton Valley Ranch Camp evacuated yesterday; Lava Mountain Fire at least 2,300 acres

As of this morning the Lava Mountain Fire is reportedly 2,304 acres in size according to information updated this morning by officials. Yesterday afternoon the Teton Valley Ranch Camp implemented a voluntary evacuation. Prior to that the the Double Bar J Ranch, Big Diamond Ranch, and Teton Valley Ranch Camp were evacuated. Residences from Lava Mountain Lodge to Roaring River have been advised to be ready to evacuate . Late afternoon yesterday Highway 26 remained open but a pilot car was dispatched to lead motorists through the area near the Lava Mountain Fire. Today crews will continue working with landowners to protect property through point zone protection, evaluation, and preparation of structures. Although cooler temperatures will result in the passage of the cold front, gusty winds are expected to produce active fire behavior. Aviation and ground resources will work to prevent fire spread to the east across Highway 26 and look for opportunities to reduce fire spread to the north and south along the Wind River. Brisk westerly winds will continue today with gusts along the ridge-top up to 30 mph. #county10 #buckrail #news #lavamountainfire