Powerline Fire Crews Diverted to Worland
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 15, 2018
Crews fighting the Powerline Fire southeast of Cody have been diverted to a new fire near Worland.
Spokesperson Kristie Salzmann says that the Powerline Fire, which started Sunday evening, was about 60 percent contained as of yesterday morning, with full containment expected soon. She adds that despite the fire’s proximity to the oil and gas operation in Oregon Basin, no equipment or personnel have been in danger.
Salzmann says that assets have been ordered away from the Cody area and assigned to the Denver Jake Fire, about 16 miles southeast of Worland.
BLM officials say that so far, over 2000 acres have burned and there is no containment as of yet on the Denver Jake fire, as it is in inaccessible terrain burning sagebrush and Juniper.