* Size: 8,797 acres
* Containment: 75%
* 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.
There were no significant events yesterday. Crews monitored the western flank and witnessed minimal activity.
Today's objective is to mop-up perimeter and repair suppression lines. Full containment is expected by Friday, August 10, 2012.
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. BLM representatives are currently mapping the burn area and will assess impacts.
42 Total committed resources including:
* 1 Type I Crews
* 4 Type II Crews
* 2 Helicopters
* 5 Engines
* 4 water tenders
* Forecast: Mostly sunny, zero percent chance of rain
* Temperatures: 84-90
* RH: 12%
* Winds: Upslope/Upvalley 5-9 MPH
There are no road closures but the public is encouraged to drive slow and watch for fire traffic on Carbon County Roads 497, 104, 100.