Local Crews Battled Multiple Wildland Fires this past Weekend
Written by jordanmckamey on July 15, 2019
The Worland Fire Protection District and Worland Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a host of wildland fires that began last Thursday.
The Corbin Fire was caused by a lightning strike from Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Two fires in the main call out area merged into one to form this fire. The fire size was reported at 250 acres on Thursday afternoon.
The other fire was named the Banjo fire–it was also started by lightning on Thursday and was estimated at 165 acres at the time WFPD posted to their Facebook page.
Crews from Big Horn County, Hot Springs County, National Parks Service, BLM and National Forest Service firefighters assisted Worland Fire. No injuries were reported.
Additionally–local crews were called out to the Broken Back fire north of Ten Sleep–it was burning at less than 20 acres over the weekend.
An article in the Northern Wyoming News on Thursday indicated that containment of the fires was expected on Saturday as long as conditions didn’t change. A post from the BLM-Wyoming Facebook account indicated the fire was expected to be fully contained as of yesterday. No road closures or structures were threatened due to the fires.
Photo Credit: Worland Fire Protection District #1 and Worland Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page-Brandon Yule