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August 21, 2006
Fire Information Center:
Evacuation Info:

Jackson Canyon Fire
Evacuations Lifted; Final Update

Fire Facts:
Date Started:

August 14, 2006

Cause of Ignition:



Casper Mountain, 6 miles South of Casper Wy.


11,765 acres

Percent Contained:


Est. Time of Containment:

8/21/2006 1800

Number of Personnel:
Total #:

3 type 2 crews, 3 type 1 crews


1 type 1, 1 type 2 restricted, 1 type 3, and 1 National Guard Blackhawk Helicopters, 2 fixed wing air attack


7 Dozers, 39 Engines, 6 Water Tenders



Structure Threatened: Lost:

8 Structures, 1 vehicle



Today’s Activity: The Great Basin National Incident Management Team which is managing the Jackson Canyon Fire continues to work on the 11,765 acre wildfire, which was lightening caused on the 14th of August. Fire crews continue to make good progress mopping up the perimeter and interior islands of the fire. Rehabilitation of dozer lines in all divisions has been nearly completed. Fire personnel are being demobilized or reassigned to other incidents as the fire needs are being diminished.

All mandatory evacuations and road closures have been lifted as of 6:00 pm yesterday. Residents returning to the evacuated areas should be aware of an increase in road traffic and should watch out for fire equipment and drive cautiously. Those returning to their homes should exercise caution: avoid downed power lines, burned trees, ash pits and other hazards that may be present.

Tomorrow’s Planned Activity : Crews will continue mop up efforts, putting out hot spots along the perimeter as well as in the interior of the fire. The Great Basin National Incident Management Team plans to transfer command to a local Type 3 Incident Management Team on Tuesday August 22.

Other Important Messages: Everyone living in the wildland urban interface should consider ways to make their property firewise. Create and maintain defensible space around structures and utilize fire resistant building materials. For more information see www.firewise.org or www.rockymountainwildlandfire.info. The National Fire Prevention team provides information on how to and whom to contact for defensible space assessments. Residents may call: 307-251-0567 to schedule an appointment or email wyfpet06@yahoo.com for question. Tips for residents returning to their homes may be found at www.casperwy.gov or by calling 307-235-9555.

This will be the final update from the Jackson Canyon Fire Information Center.

The Great Basin Incident Management Team would like to thank the community of Casper and the surrounding communities for their support, gifts and contributions to the fire fighters.


Last updated: 03-03-2007