Fire-Threatened Amsden Habitat Area Now Officially Closed

Wildlife officials have now announced the closure of the Amsden Creek Habitat Area threatened by the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Bighorn National Forest in the Big Horn Mountains above Dayton.

Seth Roseberry, who is the coordinator of the region for the state Game and Fish department, said the area will be reopened as soon as it's deemed safe. He's asking the public to respect the closure, to ensure everyone's safety.

The 3,500-acre Amsden Creek habitat management area is located on the east side of the Big Horn Mountains and is home to elk, mule deer and other species.

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