(Dubois, Wyo) - The Type 1 National Incident Management Team reports this morning that the Lava Mountain Fire has grown to approximately 11,538 acres in size and remains at 0 percent containment. The fire is burning in dense fuels and creating spot fires when the wind picks up. The fire is burning in Crooked Creek near and among the houses of Union Pass. As reported yesterday
have been damaged but 870 structures are reportedly threatened. An
estimated 1,000 people have been evacuated from the Lava Mountain Fire as
of July 25th.
*A Level 3 “GO!” evacuation* is in effect for the following areas. Evacuees
of these areas need to check in with Red Cross at the Old School in Dubois.
- Long Creek subdivision
- Sheridan Creek Cow Camp
- MacKenzie Highland Ranch
- Timberline Ranch
- Teton Valley Ranch Camp
- Triangle C Ranch
- Falls Creek Campground
- Roaring River Subdivision
- Buckboard Subdivision
- Lava Mountain Lodge
- Hat Butte area
- Sawmill Turnoff
- Warm Springs Subdivision
- Union Pass Area.
The following areas are in *pre-evacuation stage “SET."* This means that
there is significant danger to your area and you must be ready to leave at
a moment’s notice.
- Stony Point
- Bald Mountain
- Upper and Lower Warm Springs.
*Road Closures:* Forest Service Roads 513, 532, 540, 542, 542.1I, 629, and
732 are closed. Additionally, Motorized Trails 10, 11, and 15 and the
Continental Divide Trail from Sheridon Pass to Pilot Knob are closed.
There is a total of 749 personnel working on the fire including 16 hand
crews, 6 helicopters, 55 engines, 10 water tenders, 3 dozers, 3 skidgens,
and on call air tankers.
The phone number for the Red Cross shelter in Dubois is 307-689-0886.
Get the latest information on the Lava Mountain Fire here.
*Photos: h/t Jesse Lyles / Pitchengine Communities*
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