The Sheep Park Wildfire has burned an estimated 528 acres and is approximately 90% contained. Firefighters were able to mop-up the perimeter of the fire, however interior smoke may continue to be seen. The wildfire, started by lightning on August 6, is burning in sagebrush, grass and timber.
"The BLM appreciates the cooperation received from county and state coordinators and federal agencies involved in helping us make significant progress towards containing the fire," said BLM Lander Assistant Field Manager Rube Vigil. "In these types of conditions, it was important to attack the fire aggressively to prevent it from spreading into heavy fuels at the top of the mountain."
Outdoor recreationists are urged to use caution or avoid the area entirely since fire behavior can change suddenly and fire spread is unpredictable if high winds develop.
Please report all wildfires immediately to the Cody Interagency Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9954 or to 911.
Wyoming wildfire updates can be found on BLM Wyoming’s Facebook and Twitter pages at www.facebook.com/BLMWyoming and twitter.com/BLMWyoming.