The 124 acre Sleez project unit is located in the Whitelaw and Beaver Creek drainages in the Bearlodge Mountains.
Resources include one dozer, multiple fire engines and crews.
More prescribed fire is also planned for Saturday, September 27, in the northern Bearlodge Mountains. This prescribed fire is located north of Wyoming Highway 24 in the Stoney Point area. Fire crews plan to burn approximately 50 acres.
Officials said these prescribed fire areas are at higher elevations with expected cooler temperatures and higher humidity than predicted at lower elevations.
Smoke may be visible from Sundance, Wyoming and surrounding areas, and can linger for several days after ignition has been completed. Forest Service crews will secure, patrol, and monitor fire lines for as long as needed.
Objectives of the burn are to reduce hazardous fuels in an effort to create and maintain a forested landscape that inhibits the spread of unwanted fire to crowns of trees. The burn will also provide additional forage for wintering wildlife species.