Dayton

More than 100 firefighters continue to battle the wildfire that has burned through 1,000 acres of timber and grassland in the mountains above the town of Dayton.

UPDATE Aug. 5 1:30 p.m. – More accurate mapping reveals the Sheep Creek Fire is smaller than originally estimated.

Wildlife officials have now announced the closure of the Amsden Creek Habitat Area threatened by the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Bighorn National Forest in the Big Horn Mountains above Dayton.

Teams of fire-fighting crews from across the state are in the Dayton area, northeast of Sheridan, working on the Sheep Creek Fire burning since Sunday in the Bighorn National Forest up a canyon, about four miles from Dayton, a town of about 800 people.

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Aug. 5, 1915.

FIRE UPDATE 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4

A wildfire blazing through rough terrain in the Tongue River Canyon in the Bighorn National Forest west of the town of Dayton has now claimed more than 1,000 acres. Firefighters have been battling the blaze since Sunday afternoon, primarily with an air attack.

A wildfire blazing through rough terrain in the Tongue River Canyon in the Bighorn National Forest west of the town of Dayton has now claimed more than 1,000 acres.

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