18 New Fires Reported in the Rockies

Fires around the Rocky Mountain region light up last night's sunset.  (Photo by Meagan Knudson)
Fires around the Rocky Mountain region light up last night's sunset. (Photo by Meagan Knudson)

The National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Report for today reports 18 new fires have erupted in the Rocky Mountain region, 10 of which are uncontained.

Three of the reported fires are in Wyoming. The Cato fire is reported to involve brush and grass and exhibit “active fire behavior.,” and is five percent contained and has caused an estimated $65,000 in damages.

The report also has detailed information on the fire twenty miles southeast of Ten Sleep, also called the Otter Creek/Upper Vee fire. The Ten Sleep fire is reported as extreme fire behavior that is threatening structures in the area. There are also reports of crowning and long-range spotting. Two helicopters are assigned to the fire, which is considerd completely uncontrolled.

The third Rocky Mountain Fire reported is 30 miles south of Glenrock at Russels Camp, and is reported to be 45 percent contained.

To view the full report, click here.

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