Red flag conditions on August 22 led to rapid fire growth across Jackson Lake and Highway 89. The highway remains closed at Leeks Marina (south) and the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park (north). The road will be reopened when fire danger is reduced and hazardous trees are removed. Flagg Ranch Campground and Headwaters Lodge were evacuated on the morning of August 23, due to potential for continued fire growth to the north. The fire is now established across both sides of Highway 89 and burning to the northeast in Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Management of the fire in now under the command of Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 under the direction of Incident Commander Tim Roide.
The Berry Fire is being managed to protect people and property, enhance the area’s natural resources where appropriate, and safely and effectively utilize firefighting resources. The fire will be monitored and management actions will be implemented in advance of any potential impact on values at risk. Trail closures remain in effect near the fire area.
Smoke from the fire may be visible along roadways in the northern portion of the park, especially from the east side road along Jackson Lake and US Highways 89/191/287. During evening and morning hours, smoke may be present along park roadways. Drivers should use caution when smoke is present on park roadways. Please use headlights and slow your speed.
Current as ofAugust 25, 2016 at 8:26:26 PM CDT
Date of OriginMonday July 25th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Location19 miles NW of Moran, WY
Incident CommanderTim Roide
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 01st, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber, with short grass and brush. Movement in the mature mixed conifer stands are primarily terrain driven. Fairly complete consumption of heavy downed fuels.
Moderate fire behavior observed including torching, backing and burnout of heavy downed fuels.
Continue point protection measures in Flagg Ranch, Sheffield and Lizard Campgrounds, Huckleberry Lookout, Lower Berry Cabin and the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Continue to access and implement suppression efforts along Highway 89/191/287.
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire spread expected over the next few days
Evaluate daily, opening of highway 89/191/287. Use implementation methods to begin limited controlled access and when
deemed permissible, full public utilization.
The fire is now being managed by Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 (Type 2) under the command Of Incident Commander Tim Roide.
Showers and thunderstorms will again be possible on Friday, with a warming and drying trend lasting into the weekend
Incident: Berry Fire Wildfire
Released: 9 hrs. ago
Highway 89/191/287 will remain temporarily closed between the South Gate of Yellowstone National Park and Leeks Marina to ensure the safety of firefighters and the public. The road is not expected to open this weekend. Fire crews are working diligently to make the highway safe for travel. Right now, even firefighter traffic is limited through the area. Once it is safe to reopen the road, announcements will be made.
InciWeb the Incident Information System: Berry Fire
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