Dayton

Management of the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton that’s now 90 percent contained has been handed over from the forest service to the local firefighters.

Earlier this week, Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair interviewed one of the local firefighters who have been battling the wildfire in the Tongue River Canyon. She filed this story.

The Sheep Creek Fire in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton remained at 90 percent containment Tuesday afternoon, and management transitioned from a Level 3 team to a less intensive Level 4.

As reported earlier, the Sheep Creek wildfire that’s been burning for more than a week in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton is now 90 percent contained and management will be turned over today to local agencies.

The Tongue River Canyon Trail, which is popular with local hikers and visitors to the area, has been closed since the Sheep Creek Fire was discovered in the canyon more than a week ago.

Containment of the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton was at 67 percent Sunday night.

Containment of the Sheep Creek Fire west of Dayton was at 67 percent Sunday night.

UPDATE – Containment of the Sheep Creek Fire increased to 57 percent overnight, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service this morning.

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