New Fires Spotted in Bighorns | Big Horn Basin Media

New Fires Spotted in Bighorns

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 in the Big Horn Mountains.

Wednesday evening, Johnson County firefighters spotted several potential new fires south of Story.  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.

No fire restrictions are currently in place, but fuels are continuing to dry and fire danger is trending towards High.

Two firefighters were injured fighting the Lick Creek fire this week near Dayton. Forest officials say the two were released from the hospital yesterday. Firefighters continue to secure the fire line and will monitor the area of the fire that is inaccessible in a deep canyon.

– Photo of fireline on Lick Creek Fire

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