- Size: 8,797 acres
- Containment: 63%
- Fuel Type: Timber, sage brush, grass
- Start Date: 7/27/12
The lightning caused fire is burning approximately 30 miles north-northeast of Rawlins in the Ferris Mountains. It is burning on state, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and private lands. The fire is burning in a remote area with extremely steep and rugged terrain and limited access.
A Western Wyoming Type III Incident Management Team took over the management of the fire at 8:00 p.m. on August 5.
Fire behavior includes smoldering and creeping with occasional single and group tree torching well within the established fire lines.
Today’s objective is to keep the fire within its current footprint, prevent damage or loss to structures, and continue to give priority to Sage-grouse habitat and grazing allotments.
No communities or structures are threatened at this time. This area is a major wildlife area with a variety of big game populations and is also a Greater Sage-grouse core area within the BLM High Desert District.
· Forecast: Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy, 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon
· Temperature: High 83
· RH: 18%
· Winds: Upslope/up-valley 4 to 6 mph becoming southwest 10 to 14 mph after 11:00 a.m. with gusts up to 20 mph. Gusty erratic winds up to 40 mph possible with the thunderstorm
There are no road closures but the public is encouraged to avoid Carbon County Roads 497, 104 and 100 due to heavy fire traffic.