More Wildfire Smoke in the Air for Dubois
Dubois, WY – Residents of Dubois will may see increased
smoke today (Tuesday) as crews continue to burn out timber along the perimeter of the Purdy fire west of the town.
Carl Jungck is fire information officer with the Forest Service in Dubois. He says the 23-thousand acre fire is now classified as 70 percent contained.
Officials estimate the fire will be completely contained by the end of September.
Jungck says fire danger remains very high to extreme in the region. He says no campfires are allowed in the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests, except in metal fire rings in established campgrounds.
There are now 340 people working on the Purdy Fire. That's down from a peak of nearly 600 last month.