UPDATE as of 3:15 p.m. Friday”
Dubois, Wyo. (August 30, 2013) – The Burrough Fire was discovered Friday morning by a Forest Service employee on their way to their work site. The fire is burning on a ridge between Burrough Creek and Parque Creek 12 miles north of Dubois, Wyoming in the Horse Creek drainage. The fire is located on the top 1/3 of a 40% slope in dense dead timber. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike from the night before. At 3:00 PM Friday afternoon the fire was reported at 30 acres with three feet flame lengths as well as torching and spotting fire behavior.
At this time local Forest Service, BLM, Wyoming State, and volunteer firefighters have arrived on the fire. Other resources such as National Air Resources ranging from air attack, helicopter crew, smoke jumpers and fixed wing air tankers are arriving and are on order and expected on seen later today.
–Wind River Ranger District
(Dubois, Wyo.) – A new fire has broken out on the Shoshone National Forest some 12 miles due north of Dubois in the Burrough’s Creek Area. Wind River Ranger District Fire Information Officer Carl Jungck said the fire at this hour is about 25-30 acres in size; smoke jumpers have parachuted into the fire area, other resources include a helicopter on scene and one ordered and an air tanker ordered. Other firefighters on the scene include Forest Service, BLM, Wyoming State, and volunteer firefighters from Dubois. The fire is reported to be burning in heavy downed dead timber above the T-Cross Ranch.
Jungck said a Type III organization will manage the firefighting operation. Cause of the fire is unknown at this time.