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Tincup fire will be allowed to burn

Caribou-Targhee National Forest fire managers say they will allow the “Tincup” fire, about 30 miles northeast of Soda Springs near the Grays Lake Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, to continue to spread towards the northeast.

The lightning-caused fire is about half an acre in size, with minimal fire activity.

Firefighters are aware of several unique values in the area, including private in-holdings, recreation trails, Highway 34, and range infrastructure. So, while it is being allowed to remove ground fuels, it is being closely monitored and will not burn without human intervention.

Active measures are being undertaken to create fuel breaks on forest lands to prevent spread onto private lands. Should it threaten private resources, additional tactics will be implemented. And, they say fire fighting staff may grow or shrink accordingly.

Smoke from the fire may be visible until a major precipitation event or until in snows.

No closures are in effect at this time.

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