A.M. Fire Stats Update

Photo by Meagan Knudson
Photo by Meagan Knudson

The National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Report for today reports new fires in the Rocky Mountain Region have exploded from 18 to 41.

Thirteen of the new fires are listed as uncontained.

Three of the reported fires are in Wyoming. The Cato fire is reported to cover more than 25,000 acres mostly involve brush and grass It's currently 20 percent contained. Damages are now more than double yesterday's estimate at $175,000. This fire is reported to have devoured three structures.

The report also has detailed information on the fire twenty miles southeast of Ten Sleep, also called the Otter Creek/Upper Bee fire. This fire has engulfed more than 2,000 acres and is 25 percent contained. Damage there is estimated at $120,000, and no structures are reported lost at this time.

The third Rocky Mountain Fire reported is 30 miles south of Glenrock at Russel's Camp, and covers 5,000 acres. Monetary damage for this fire is estimated at $5.2 million.

Other fires on the report are in Colorado, Montana, and South Dakota.

To view the full report, click here.

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