Richard Mountain Fire grows to 6500 acres, 0% contained

The latest update from BLM Wyoming this afternoon says the Richard Mountain Fire, ~40 miles south of Rock Springs, remains 0% contained and has grown to ~6500 acres.

A Type 3 Incident Management Team from the BLM Wyoming High Desert District took command yesterday, August 4th.

Wildland firefighters from the BLM Rock Springs Field Office, BLM Utah, Sweetwater County along with available air resources are working on keeping the fire contained to an area west of Red Creek and south of Clay Basin Road (County Road 62). The fire has moved south of Browns Park Road in the Green River District of Utah. 

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Today, August 5th, crews will put in fireline to contain the fire and engage the fire as necessary to protect oil and gas infrastructure, structures, sage grouse habitat, grazing allotments and cultural resources in the area when they have a high probability of success and risk to personnel is manageable. 

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