Teton Interagency Fire Center battles new fires
Teton Interagency firefighters are working to douse two small fires started by lightning Wednesday.
The South Fall fire, estimated at one quarter of an acre, started at around 5 p.m. about four miles west of Red Top Mountain subdivision near the Bridger Teton National Forest border with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Though small in size, the fire is burning in a thick conifer tree stand that is very near developed areas. Firefighters battled the fire overnight and called in a fire engine and helicopter for support on Thursday.
Firefighters are utilizing a blivet to help fight the fire. A blivet is a portable reservoir that can be brought in by helicopter, giving firefighters easier access to water.
Another lightning caused fire started around 6 p.m. about three quarters of a mile southeast of the Moulton Ranch Cabins on Mormon Row. The fire burned about one and a half acres of grass before it was contained at around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Fire Center patrols are looking for new fire starts that may be smoldering and are undetected.
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