Updated Monday Afternoon
A lightning strike ignited the Cliff Creek Fire north of Bondurant WY Sunday afternoon.
The Bondurant web cam captured not only the high based thunderstorm that likely produced the culprit lightning strike but also within an hour caught the very rapid increase in smoke produced by the fire. The cam is located near Bondurant looking north. Note the passage of the thunderstorm between 2-3pm and within an hour the smoke from the fire.
Here is the most recent report on the Cliff Creek Fire as of Monday morning
Cliff Creek Fire Still Burning North of Bondurant, WY
Released: 29 min. ago
Through the evening last night there was a few trees that were torching, or completely going up in flames, but for the most part, the burning activity slowed down with the cooler temperatures. Fire engines were in the Bondurant area providing structure protection through the evening.
Three helicopters will be supporting the firefighters today. 9 engines are on scene and working on the fire including resources from the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Sublette County Fire.
The fire danger remains at “High” for the Bridger-Teton. An updated acreage for the Cliff Creek fire will be available when it is safe for the aircraft to fly around the perimeter of the fire for a new map.
Visit www.tetonfires.com or https://www.facebook.com/BridgerTetonNF/ for additional information.