The Neiber Fire remains at 95% containment this morning, but is anticipated to reach 100% by end of shift this evening, according to the latest information team update. A small contingent of local resources will work to finalize mop up, continue suppression repair projects, and haul remaining equipment off the line.
Although threats from active fire on the Neiber Fire have passed, recreation in the affected area can still pose risks. Loss of vegetation loosens soils and increases the risk of flash floods in rough terrain after rainfall. Ash settles and disguises natural ruts or holes in tracks, trails, and rangeland.
Fire danger in the area remains high and residents are encouraged to use caution. Fire restrictions remain in effect for BLM-managed lands in Washakie, Hot Springs, Big Horn, Park, Fremont, and Natrona counties.
Command of the Neiber Fire will be transferred to a local Type 4 Incident Commander on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 8:00 am. Fire personnel will work with Resource Advisors and fulfill the remaining Suppression Repair Plan objectives this week.
Incident Commander Dave Wilkins and the Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team would like to express gratitude to the City of Worland, our community partners, and Worland residents for supporting the interagency fire personnel during the Neiber Fire.