Firefighters contain Hams Fork Fire


The Hams Fork Fire was contained on Friday, August 3. (COURTESY PHOTO / Teton Interagency Fire) 

The Hams Fork Fire was discovered on the Kemmerer Ranger District on Friday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m, according to a Bridger-Teton National Forest press release. Bridger-Teton public affairs officer Mary Cernicek is out on a fire assignment and unable to comment on the Hams Fork Fire.

The Teton Interagency Fire website says the fire is one mile west of the Hams Fork Campground. The fire was started by a lightning strike on Thursday.

According to the website, “crews were able to cut in a saw line around the perimeter of the 3-acre fire and call it 100 percent contained.”

Interagency fire crews implemented a hose-lay to address hot spots within the interior of the fire “before calling it controlled and out.”

As of press time, four engines, five smokejumpers, one helicopter and a 20-person hand crew are assigned to the Hams Fork Fire.

Forest officials reminded the public on Facebook that fire danger remains at High on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and all visitors are should extinguish campfires before leaving the area.