Roane Creek Fire Update

Roane Creek Fire Update

The Roane Creek Fire, located about 2 ½ miles south of U.S. Highway 14A in the Pete’s Hole Area, approximately 30 miles east of Lovell, Wyoming continues to burn today.

According to a news release from the National Forest Service, estimated containment will be on July 29th.

55 personnel are on scene, including one helicopter, one water tender, one 20-person hotshot crew (Tatanka), two single engine air tankers, firefighters, and support personnel.

Yesterday, the single engine air tankers and helicopter dropped water to cool the fire and limit fire spread. Firefighters safety precluded engaging the fire on the ground.

No structures or developments will be threatened by the fire, and no injuries have resulted.

Aaron Thompson’s type 3 incident management team took command of the fire this morning. The fire did not grow in size overnight. The single engine air tankers and helicopter will continue to work on the western edge of the fire in country too steep for firefighters to work safely. Crews will scout opportunities to safely engage the fire on the ground.

An area closure is in effect. The closure is for the area around the fire, including Forest Service Roads 121, 122, 131, 122 and Trails 104 and 151. Closure order and map are available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bi....

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