UPDATE: Crews Work to Contain Bighorn Forest Fire

UPDATE: Crews Work to Contain Bighorn Forest Fire

Firefighters working in the Bighorn National Forest were able to make significant progress fighting the Roane Creek Fire over the weekend, according to fire managers.

The fire has not claimed any structures or burned through improved areas, so far.

According to a release issued Sunday morning by the U.S. Forest Service, the fire that's claimed about 23 acres, was about 30 percent contained, and expected to be fully contained by Tuesday. The fire is burning about two and a half miles south of U.S. Highway 14A, in the Pete's Hole Area, which is about 30 miles east of Lovell.

Nearly 100 firefighters, including Hot Shot teams, were on scene fighting the blaze over the weekend, supported by suppressant helicopters and a water tender. Several forest service roads have been closed because of the fire. The link to the map of the closed areas has been posted with this story at sheridanmedia.com.

A map of the closure area is available here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bi....

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