An aircraft was spotted after making a run over the Burrough Fire Saturday evening. A public meeting on the fire is scheduled today at 8 p.m. (June Bonasera photo)
(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Burroughs Fire grew to 1,000 acres Saturday and has burned up the west side of Ranger Ridge as well as down its east slope. It also expanded to the northwest and southeast both up and down Burroughs Creek. Fire behavior Saturday was extreme with running, torching, crowning, and spotting up to ½ mile in front the fire; as a result some resources were pulled off of one division of the fire for crew safety. Growth potential and fire danger is high.
Management actions are for continued point protection for structures on the T-Cross and Moose Willow Ranches. Sprinkler systems have been set up to protect structures in the area. Management is evaluating burnout opportunities on several flanks of the fire.
The voluntary evacuation of Double Cabin Campground is now mandatory.
A public meeting will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. at the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department. Fire officials will give a briefing on status of the fire and future fire management actions.
One hundred thirty-five personnel are assigned to the fire, including two Type II crews, two Type I crews, two Type III helicopters, one Type I helicopter, one Type 2 helicopter, and eight engines. Air tankers have also been used throughout operations during the last two days. A helibase and staging area are established at Horse Creek Guard Station. ICP is located at the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD).