Fire North of Clearmont

(Photo by Tracee Davis)
(Photo by Tracee Davis)
Photo by Tracee Davis
Photo by Tracee Davis

UPDATE 6:47 PM 8/28/12
More information about the grass fire burning on private land north of Clearmont has been obtained. Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastoch says that crews continue to battle the blaze that is approximately 6-8 miles north of Clearmont. He indicated that a myriad of firefighters have combined to fight the fire. Those include Clearmont Fire Department, Big Horn Fire Department, Goose Valley Fire, the Bureau of Land Management, the Wyoming Forestry Division, the U.S. Forest Service and various ranchers in the area.

He added that various blades and dozers are being provided by Sheridan County and that a Wyoming Forestry Division helicopter has been, and will continue to perform water drops on the fire. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. As far as the size, Biastoch said that he hasn't been given an official number yet, but that it appears to be well over 500 acres.

ORIGINAL STORY
A phone call to Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastoch has confirmed that there is a grass fire approximately 7 miles north of the town of Clearmont. The size and cause of the fire are not yet known at this time, as fire crews are busy battling the blaze. We'll have more information for you as it becomes available to Sheridan Media.

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