Fire Update, 8-11-2016

August 11, 2016 Posted by: Yellowstone
On Wednesday afternoon, August 10, a new fire, the Pocket fire, was reported near Shoshone Lake. This new start is located between Shoshone Lake and Pocket Lake, approximately 5 miles SSE of Old Faithful and 5 miles west of West Thumb. After it was reported, three smokejumpers from the West Yellowstone Smokejumper Base started working to suppress the Pocket Fire, assisted by a Type 3 (light) helicopter conducting water drops. Today three additional Yellowstone firefighters will be transported via helicopter to assist with the firefighting effort. The fire is currently less than an acre and is under a full suppression strategy.

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Last updated: August 18, 2016

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