Pilgrim Fire Ninety Percent Contained

Pilgrim Mountain obscured by smoke from the Pilgrim Fire
during Wednesday evening, August 4

August 6, 2010
Teton Interagency firefighters and the Cedar City Hot Shot crew made significant progress in containing the Pilgrim Fire on Thursday, August 5. The Pilgrim Fire is currently 90 percent contained and remains at 13 acres in size. The fire, presumed to be lightning-caused, is located just north of the junction between Pilgrim Creek Road and Highway 89/287—about one mile east of the Colter Bay area.

With minimal fire activity and very little growth on the Pilgrim Fire, the Cedar City Hot Shot crew will be reassigned to other fires in the area. A squad of Teton Interagency firefighters and two fire engines will continue to extinguish hotspots and place line around the remaining fire perimeter.

The Pilgrim Creek Road has been reopened; however, visitors are advised that fire equipment and firefighters are still working in the area, so caution is advised.

The current fire danger rating is high. Vsitors are reminded to do their part to prevent human-caused fires by extinguishing campfires and properly disposing of smoking materials. For additional fire information, please visit http://www.tetonfires.com/.

Please visit the Teton Fires Wildland Fire webpage at http://gacc.nifc.gov/egbc/dispatch/wy-tdc/wildland-fires.html for full updates and a map.