Wyoming Wildfires Updates

WYOMING, (KCWY) - According to Inciweb.com there are two active wildfires burning in Wyoming along with the Stallions Fire in Campbell County.

InciWeb reports the first big fire of the summer, the Keystone Fire, which sparked on July 3rd in Albany County in the Medicine Bow National Forest is 75% contained and has burned 2,250 acres.

There are currently 94 fire personnel working to ban the flames.

Medicine Bow National Forest Supervisor, Dennis Jaeger, cautioned today in a release, “We need to remember how this fire burned the first three days. It still has that potential. We’re going to be diligent and focused. Firefighters are still actively engaged; and should the fire rise up, the contingency lines are going to be used to protect the near-by communities.”

Other fire reported on InciWeb, the June Fire which began July 18th in the Shoshone National Forest, 34 miles from Cody, is currently at 1,938 acres and is only 29% contained.

The cause remains under investigation.

The newest blaze, officials are calling it the Stallions Fire in Campbell County is reported to have burned 1,000 + acres.

The fire broke out Monday, July 24th after a lightening storm, according to the Campbell County Fire Department.

Fire crews responded around 11:40 a.m. to Bitter Creek Road for the Stallion Fire in the timber.

Crews remain on scene working the fire.

Stick with News 13 for updates on the active wildfires burning across Wyoming.



 
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