Burrough Fire responsible for smoke in Wind River Basin, over Owl Creek Range

(Riverton, Wyo.) – From the National Weather Service Forecast office in Riverton comes this image from space of the smoke plume from the Burrough Fire. The above image was taken shortly after 1 PM MDT on August 31, 2013.  This was the first mainly clear day in the last several days when most of Wyoming’s terrain was visible from space during midday. The Burrough Fire burning 12 miles north of Dubois is noticeable by the large smoke plume moving east across the Owl Creek Mountains.   A very dry westerly flow caused this fire to flare up today, and it has likely grown much larger than initial reports of 100 acres earlier today.  Other wildfires across west and central Wyoming were generally smoldering and not producing a noticeable smoke plume on this satellite imagery. 

The above image is updated daily at the Forest Service’s Remote Sensing Applications Center.
Links to these images and current conditions may be found on the NWS-RIW’s Fire Weather Pages.