Sheridan County

Sheridan County fire warden, Bill Biastoch, reports firefighters have successfully established a fireline around the portion of the Cato wildfire that extends into Sheridan County.

The Rosebud County Sheriff's dispatch confirmed reports that Ashland, Montana, was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to fires near the area. More than 800 people were evacuated to nearby Lame Deer, Colstrip and Broadus.

Some good news on the firefighting front in Wyoming.

UPDATE 11:00AM The Sheridan County Commissioners during a special meeting this morning approved a resolution enacting partial fire restrictions within the County that are in effect immediately.

The National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Report for today reports new fires in the Rocky Mountain Region have exploded from 18 to 41.

Officials with the Wyoming Water Development Commission and EnTech, Inc, Professional Engineers hosted a public scoping meeting Wednesday to discuss details of an upcoming long term water supply study for the City of Sheridan and SAWS.

Tuesday night, officials with the Ucross Foundation prepared for the worst as the Cato Fire increased in size and appeared to be headed toward the facilities. Ucross Intern Liza Birnbaum says they were ready to evacuate if they had to.

The latest information available on the Cato Fire northeast of Buffalo was released this morning.
The National Interagency Coordination Center's Incident Management Situation Report was released by the National Weather Service's Riverton Office at 5:30am.

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