The Bighorn National Forest Service has announced that Forest Supervisor Bill Bass has signed a special order expanding the area that is closed in and around the Gilead Fire. Bass stated in a media release that the expansion is for public safety due to the increasing size of the fire, which is now at over 4,200 acres. Violation of the special order is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor. Violators may be fined $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
More information on the Gilead Fire, including a map of the restricted area can be viewed here.