Burning just 35 miles east of Greybull, the Arden Fire has now consumed 553 acres of heavy timber. Currently at 40% contained, the blaze has yet to threaten any structures. Officials have also determined that lightning started the inferno.
The Hatchery Fire, burning 7 miles northeast of Ten Sleep is now at 40 percent containment as of 9 o’clock last night. Highway 16 in both directions and North Brokenback Road are now open. Fire crews continue to construct direct and indirect fire lines across the fire perimeter.
So, there I was. Hiking as fast as I could at 9,642 feet above sea level. This was a spooky, surreal and spiritual place. This is America’s Stonehenge, the famous Medicine Wheel, high in the mountains between Lovell and Sheridan.
Over the weekend, several young FFA leaders from Sheridan and Buffalo reached new heights in the Bighorn Mountains. Officers camped out at YMCA of the Bighorns Camp Roberts and spent time around Tie Hack Reservoir for a weekend dedicated to growth, goals, and new ideas.
The Arden Fire which is burning just over the mountain 35 miles east of Greybull, is now at 40% containment. The fire crews have kept the fire from threatening any structures. They have also held the fire to 530 acres.