Firefighters were called out yesterday afternoon to two fires burning in the Big Horn National Forest. The Bull Elk Park fire spans four acres 10 miles northwest of Ranchester. According to a media release from the U.S. Forest Service, no immediate resources are threatened, and weather conditions are expected to keep the blaze from growing significantly. Firefighters are monitoring, but not engaging the fire at this time.
The Taylor Flat fire is 14 miles west of Parkman, and covers approximately one acre. Firefighters from the Ranchester Volunteer Fire Department and Forest Service are responding to this fire, as it is located in an area near private property with an abundance of dry fuels in the area.
Both fires are thought to be human caused, and an investigation into both fires is underway.