Date of Detection: August 4, 2017
Current Size: 2890
Location: 25-miles northwest of Kemmerer, WY
Cause: Human Caused
Resources on Fire: There are currently 277 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:
FIRE UPDATE – Yesterday, the warmer weather and increased winds created more active fire behavior in multiple divisions of the fire. As this will continue to happen, smoke will become more visible to the public.
Aerial resources have been increased to aid the crews working on the ground. This includes helicopters hauling buckets of water, and planes carrying fire retardant to drop along the fire edge. In conjunction with air support, crews will keep using direct and indirect tactics to help contain the fire perimeter.
In areas that have been impacted by firefighting efforts, rehabilitation efforts will continue. This includes repairing dozer lines and roads, as well as adding water bars to aid in future runoff in the area.
As many resources on the fire approach their 14-day working period limit, they will begin the process of checking out and heading home for days off to prepare for their next assignment. Personnel will be brought in to replace them as necessary.
As a Reminder: