Smoke Clears from Area

The skies cleared over Sheridan, and the Big Horn Mountains were visible Saturday morning as winds blew away the smoke from fires burning in Montana, Idaho and Washington.

Public Information Officer Susie Douglas said none of the smoke that's been visible in recent days was from the Sheep Creek Fire in the Tongue River Canyon west of Dayton.

For now, though, the fire remains at 100 percent containment, and the public information officer said the U.S. Forest Service is no longer involved. She said fire is still burning in the interior of the area, but the area is all on county or state land. She said there's a likelihood that smoke from the fires burning in other states will again be visible in Sheridan this week with the return of hotter temperatures.

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