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Smoky Hollow Fire burning southwest of Wilson

The Smoky Hollow Fire was reported on Sunday August 30, 2020 and is burning on the border of the Caribou- Targhee National Forest and the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

It is located on a ridge top approximately 6 miles southwest of Wilson, Wyoming, just above Mosquito Creek in Teton County, Wyoming. The fire is approximately 17-acres and burning in timber, and dead and fallen trees.  The fire is creeping and smoldering with occasional single-tree torching that can be seen from Jackson, Wyoming.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There are 15 firefighters suppressing the fire, including Engine 441 from the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  An additional handcrew and helicopters ordered to help suppress the fire.

The fire is burning in very steep terrain with an estimated 50% slope. The fire is still at 0% containment but with the cooler temperatures and forecasted weather the firefighters are expecting to make progress on the fire today. No structures are threatened.

The public is asked to stay out of the immediate area so firefighters can perform their suppression activities safely. Areas to avoid include the 050 trail, the 054 trail and Forest Service Road 30975 road on the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Mosquito Creek. For more information follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/BridgerTetonNF or Twitter at twitter.com/BridgerTetonNF.

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