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Lava Mtn Fire July 23, 2016. Photo by Shoshone National Forest.
Lava Mtn Fire July 23, 2016
Fire at 4,269 acres, 0% contained
Lava Mountain Fire update – July 24, 2016
Fire at 4,269 acres, 0% contained
by Lava Mountain Fire Information
July 24, 2016

Morning Fact Sheet - July 24th
Incident: Lava Mountain Fire Wildfire

Fire Information: 307-455-4038

Fire email:



Total Acres: 4,269

Containment: 0%

Total Personnel: 463

Resources: 12 crews, 7 helicopters, 2 water tenders, 1 dozer, and 27 engines

Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service, Fremont County Fire Protection District & Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, and Wyoming State Forestry Division

Incident Command: Western Montana Type II Interagency Incident Management Team (IMT)

Closures: Highway 26 remains open at this time with a no-stopping zone established in the vicinity of the fire. Forest Roads 513, 532, 542, 540, 542.1I, and 629 are closed. The Continental Divide Trail is closed from Sheridan Pass to Pilot Knob. And, Motorized Trails 10, 11, and 15 are also closed.

Event: Public Meeting will be held at Union Pass tonight, July 24th, 7:00 pm, at the Crooked Creek Guest Ranch.

Today’s Message: Due to current fire growth and spread direction of the Lava Mountain Fire, additional notices of evacuation and pre-evacuations have been issued for affected communities.

Fremont County has an established Evacuation Plan as follows:
• "GO" stage means that danger to your area is current or imminent and you should leave immediately. Do not delay to gather belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
• "SET" stage means that there is significant danger to your area and you must be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. You should have your important items packed and know what you plan to do with pets.

Special Concern: Residents in the following areas are in evacuation stage "GO": Long Creek Subdivision, Sheridan Creek Cow Camp, MacKenzie Highland Ranch, Timberline Ranch, and Teton Valley Ranch Camp.
Additionally, the following areas are in pre-evacuation stage "SET": Hat Butte Area, Sawmill Turnoff, Warm Springs Subdivision, Union Pass Area, Falls Creek Campground, Roaring River Subdivision, Buckboard Subdivision, Laval Mountain Lodge, Double Bar J Ranch, Lava Creek Ranch, and Triangle C Ranch.
Whether you are directly affected by this incident or not, every resident in the surrounding area should have an evacuation plan in place. And, remember, if you feel concerned or threatened by fire activity, leave the area. Do not wait for someone to tell you; leave when you feel you need to.

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