A fire that started late Saturday night near Acme due to lightning from thunderstorms appeared to be contained early Sunday afternoon before a strong thunderstorm producing 50 mph winds moved through the area causing the fire to flare up violently. Several homes in the Acme and Kleenburn area were evacuated due to the spread of the fire. The same storm that re-ignited the fire also appeared to provide enough precipitation to stall the blaze in the hills near Acme just east of Interstate 90. The size of the fire and if there were any structures destroyed is not clear at this time, as very little information has been provided to Sheridan Media.
Also Sunday, fire crews from Clearmont and Big Horn responded to a fire burning east of the town of Wyarno, near the SR Divide. The exact location and cause of that fire has yet to be determined. Sheridan Media will have more information as it becomes available to us.
The Wildcat Creek Fire burning 15 miles north of Gillette in Campbell County is now estimated at 1,000 acres. The fire is burning on private land. County, State and USFS/BLM resources are assisting. The cause of the fire is unknown.