Sawtell Peak fire has reached 60% containment
The lightning caused Sawtell Peak Fire burning a quarter-mile from Sawtell Peak along FS Road 24 on the Ashton/Island Park Ranger District is under the command of Wyoming Type 3 Team 5.
The Sawtell Peak Fire is currently 37 acres, with 60% containment and 92 personnel assigned to the incident.
Yesterday, firefighters worked to build and strengthen containment lines and also addressed heat pockets and began mop-up.
The fire’s acreage increased due to more accurate mapping of hot spots.
Today firefighters are continuing to build and strengthen containment lines and mop-up. Crews will be begin backhauling hose lines via helicopter as the cam continues to downsize.
A Fire Weather Watch is in effect through tomorrow evening with weather conditions continuing to be unseasonably warm with low humidity. Cooler temperatures are expected for the weekend.