Fire danger high

Leslie Pratt, a member of the U.S. Forest Service Engine 671 crew out of Pinedale, puts water on freshly-burned grass and brush in April 2021 up Butler Creek south of Wilson. Fire managers in the Jackson Hole area have increased the fire danger to “high,” though fire restrictions are not in place.

Fire managers in Jackson Hole area are raising the fire danger to “high” for the first time this season.

The concern: flare-ups in dead and down fuels like fallen trees, which are drier than grasses.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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