CASPER, Wyo. — The United States Forest Service said on Thursday, Oct. 1 that 12 new wildfire starts have been discovered in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the last 72 hours.
They are urging the public to practice responsible fire safety.
“Its time to do better!” the Forest Service said. “Drown, stir, feel, until your fire is dead out. If you are in an area that prohibits fires due to fire restrictions… do NOT have a fire.”
The Forest Service said on Sept. 29 that four fires that had been discovered in the previous 24 hours had all been located in areas where campfires are restricted.
“Fires are ONLY permitted in developed campgrounds and in the Teton and Gros Ventre Wilderness areas.” the Forest Service said. “To learn more about these new fires and the fire regulations, Visit Tetonfires.com.”
“With many small new fires on the forest, local fire fighting resources are becoming stretched thin.”
The Forest Service noted that seven new fires were discovered on Wednesday and four on Tuesday.
Fires discovered in the last 72 hours include:
- Poker Hollow Fire
- Salt River Fire
- Spring Creek Fire
- Sherman Peak Fire
- Mill Hollow Fire
- Pilgrim Creek 1 Fire
- Pilgrim Creek 2 Fire
- Dry Wash Creek Fire
- Dog Fire
- Kerr Fire
- Willow Creek Fire
- Wolf Mtn Fire
This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.