Denver Jake Fire Grows | Big Horn Basin Media

Denver Jake Fire Grows, Powerline Fire Contained

Written by on August 16, 2018

The Powerline Fire is contained, and some progress is being made on the Denver Jake Fire near Worland.
According to information from the Bureau of Land Management, the Powerline Fire near Cody was considered 100 percent contained as of Tuesday evening. Yesterday, just one BLM engine from Cody was patrolling and monitoring the fire, which investigators say was caused by lightning.
The Denver Jake fire, burning about 16 miles Southeast of Worland, has grown to about 8,000 acres and is 40% contained. There are currently 110 wild land fire fighters, 12 engines, 2 dozers, 3 water tenders, 4 single engine air tankers, and 2 helicopters working the fire.
Officials say there are currently no evacuations or injuries related to the fire. Crews continue to make good progress on the fire and are working to construct containment lines with heavy equipment, handcrews, and engines on the east side of the fire. Firefighters are utilizing road systems on the west side of the fire to hold the fire’s spread.

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