Lick Creek Fire Holds–No New Starts in Big Horn National Forest

Written by on August 2, 2019

Fire managers flew a reconnaissance flight yesterday morning to determine where lightning may have ignited fires between Story and Powder River Pass. The flights reported the Lick Creek Fire is holding and no new starts were detected.
With hotter–drier weather forecast for the weekend–holdover lightning fires may emerge. Fire managers will locate the fires–and set priorities based on safety.
While scattered rain occurred on the Forest–fuels continue to dry and fire danger is trending towards High. Scattered thunderstorms are likely to occur again today–but humidity will be higher to help control fires. No fire restrictions are currently in place–but please make sure your campfires are cold to the touch before leaving them.
Dayton Volunteer Fire Department water tender–the Wind River Agency firefighters, and the Wyoming State Forestry helicopter assisted yesterday on the Lick Creek incident. The two injured firefighters yesterday were released from the hospital with full recovery.

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