(Dubois, Wyo.)- The Burroughs Fire perimeter in the Shoshone National Forest north of Dubois has seen little growth for the past nine days and remains at 1,794 acres in size. The fire is now 24 percent contained, according to a Wednesday update from the forest office.
A new fire closure order will be in effect beginning at 6:00 AM Thursday, September 12. (See map above) This closure is the area bounded west of Forest Road 510 and east of Forest Road 736 up Horse Creek to Parque Creek and north from 2 miles up Parque Creek west to the wilderness boundary and on the south by Forest Road 285. While Forest Roads 510 and 504 are closed Forest Road 285 is open.
Open Roads in the area: FS 511 FS 512 FS 512.1B FS 285 FS 514.
Closed Roads in the fire area: FS 510 FS 504 FS 736 FS 692 FS 504A.
Hunters and recreationists in the Horse Creek and other areas around Dubois may notice smoke from the Burroughs Fire, Wind River Ranger District Fire Information Office Carl Jungck said in an update Wednesday afternoon. Areas of heat in the Burroughs fire may produce smoke during the day as well as visible flames if a single tree or a small group of trees ignite (firefighters call this torching.) “We like having those extra eyes out in the forest reporting wildland fires to us, “said Nick Pieper, Incident Commander trainee for the Burroughs Fire. “If you see smoke or a fire in the forest we like knowing about it but be aware we are monitoring and patrolling the Burroughs Fire and are aware of its smoke and fire activity.”
Anyone noticing a possible wildland fire, is asked to report it to the Cody Interagency Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9954. If the fire is threatening private property or is a life safety issue, the reporting party should dial 911. “Information you will want to give dispatchers is your location, where you think the fire might be, what type of vegetation the fire is burning in, how big the fire is (small, medium, large), if there are any structures or resources threatened, and provide a call back number,” Jungck said in the update. “The dispatch may need to ask you for additional information so they may get the firefighters there faster.”