Cathedral Group Fire 70 Percent Contained

Firefighters continue to mop up hot spots and
establish fire lines on the northeast and east flanks of the fire

July 16, 2010
The Cathedral Group Fire in Grand Teton National Park saw little activity on Thursday, July 15. The fire remains at slightly over 40 acres in size and is 70 percent contained as of this morning, July 16. Approximately 60 firefighters will work on hot spots throughout the day, and continue to complete a fire line along the northeast and east flanks of the fire. Work on these flanks is difficult due to the rocky terrain of the Boulder City climbing area.

The only closures in affect are the Cathedral Group turnout and the Boulder City off-trail area.

The cause of the fire remains unknown and is still under investigation. Anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Boulder City area on Tuesday evening—and can provide information about this fire—is requested to phone the Teton interagency fire-reporting line at 307.739.3630

Firefighters first responded to the Cathedral Group Fire on Tuesday evening, July 13. Full suppression efforts have been ongoing since that time.

The current fire danger rating is moderate. As the fire season progresses, area residents and visitors are requested to report any fire or smoke by calling 307.739.3630. For additional fire information, please visit