Neiber Fire now at 95% containment

    The Neiber Fire increased to 95% containment Saturday, according to the latest update from the information team. The remaining uncontained line is in rugged terrain along the Mud Creek drainage. Firefighters will work to mop up and monitor safety in this steep area. Resources will continue to repair hand and dozer lines from suppression efforts.

    h/t BLM Wyoming

    Fire danger remains high across the Bighorn Basin. Neiber Fire crews will respond to new fire starts within the affected area. Fire restrictions remain in effect for BLM-managed lands in Washakie, Hot Springs, Big Horn, Park, Fremont, and Natrona counties.

    Firefighting resources include two Type 2 initial attack handcrews, fourteen fire engines with crews, one bulldozer, and two watertenders. Air resources were released yesterday evening. Other resources will be demobilized as containment nears 100%.


    Weather is expected to cool slightly but conditions will remain hot and dry. Highs will be in the upper 80s and low 90s with low humidity and a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. There is a low chance of lightning with any storm.

    Elevated fire weather is predicted for central and southern Wyoming today including the Bighorn Basin.

    To ensure public and firefighter safety, individuals should continue to exercise caution along Neiber Road and Nowater Road south to the Murphy Dome Oil Field. In addition to ongoing suppression and repair efforts, fire traffic will be active in the area throughout the day.


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