New Fork Fire

Crews continued mopping up the New Fork Fire on Sunday after reaching 100% containment.

Crews have reached 100% containment of the New Fork fire on the Bridger-Teton National Forest's Pinedale Ranger District, Teton Interagency Fire reported today.

Crews were still mopping up the burn area Sunday afternoon, according to the Teton Interagency Fire website. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Firefighters quickly established a line around the fire Saturday keeping it to just 1.2 acres. Four Sublette County engines, two Forest Service engines, and a Type 3 helicopter initially responded to the fire burning south of New Fork Lake. 

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please note: Online comments may also run in our print publications.
Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Please turn off your CAPS LOCK.
No personal attacks. Discuss issues & opinions rather than denigrating someone with an opposing view.
No political attacks. Refrain from using negative slang when identifying political parties.
Be truthful. Don’t knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be proactive. Use the “Report” link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts or history behind an article.
Use your real name: Anonymous commenting is not allowed.