PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (September 28, 2015)
Contact: Tony Brown, 307-352-0215
The Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District, in coordination with Albany County, Wyoming State Forestry Division and Medicine Bow National Forest are engaged in controlling a prescribed fire that escaped confinement lines late Sunday afternoon in the Smith Mountain area. The fire increased an estimated 600 acres.
The prescribed fire was in patrol status as of Thursday, Sept. 24, and no holding concerns were present at that time. Loss of containment is under investigation. The fire started as a prescribed fire on Monday, Sept. 21. The fire moved in a north-northwesterly direction impacting State of Wyoming, BLM-administered, and private lands. No structures are lost at this time. read more...