Sheridan County Fire Warden, Bill Biastoch, reported the three fires in Sheridan County are 95 percent contained, as of mid-morning Monday. Biastoch said all three fires were started by lightening and were quickly contained, thanks to the hard work of county firefighters, adequate resources and a little bit of lucky circumstances.
The Acme fire, which started late Saturday night, was initially thought to be contained Sunday until a storm brought 50 mph winds and propagated the flames. Firefighters now have a line around the fire and are reporting that it's 95 percent contained. Crews have been pulled off of the area, but a single engine will continue to patrol for a few days to make sure there are no more flare-ups. The fire was located near the Pheasants Forever hunting field and extended onto the hills to the north. No structures were lost.
There are two fires just east of Wyarno that are also in the containment and mop-up stages. The SR fire is near the SR divide road, while the SR2 fire is approximately two or three miles away, and encompasses the lower portion of the Badger Creek drainage. These fires are also 95 percent contained, and will be patrolled for several days.
Biastoch reminds citizens to be vigilant of the fire danger created in the extremely dry conditions the county is experiencing.