Gilead Wildfire Eats Another 240 Acres

The Gilead wildfire, as seen from the HF Bar Ranch.  (Photo by Clark Smyth, National Incident Response Team)
The Gilead wildfire, as seen from the HF Bar Ranch. (Photo by Clark Smyth, National Incident Response Team)

The Gilead Wildfire, burning near Buffalo and Story, grew 240 acres over the last two days, and officials with the National Incident Response Team estimate the fire's total size to be 6,000 acres.

Containment is now reported at 50 percent. Public Information Officer for the response team, Jackie Parks, said firefighters have made and left a temporary camp near Firebox Camp.

Parks said firefighting efforts have been successful enough that some firefighters are leaving the area.

Costs to fight the fire so far are estimated at $2.1 million. To see the complete report from the National Incident Response Team, click here.

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