Cathedral Group Fire 95 Percent Contained

The Centennial hand crew hikes out after a long day on the fire

July 17, 2010

The Cathedral Group Fire in Grand Teton National Park is 95 percent contained and holding at just over 40 acres in size as of this morning, July 17. Approximately 50 firefighters will continue to work on hot spots today, and are optimistic they will have the fire fully contained by the end of the day. A Teton Interagency helicopter will be supporting the fire today and any new fire starts in the park or the forest.

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