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By Zach Spadt
Staff Writer 

Crews to begin demobilizing after fighting Billy Creek Fire


COURTESY/Chris Kocher, Worland Fire Protection District

A fixed-wing aircraft drops fire retardant on the Billy Creek Fire near Ten Sleep which consumed between 13 and 14 acres.

WORLAND - Firefighters have begun demobilizing after fighting the Billy Creek Fire, a fire which was ignited by a Sunday, Aug. 9 lightning strike on the Nature Conservancy's Ten Sleep Preserve southeast of Ten Sleep.

According to a press release issued by Worland Fire Protection District No. 1, upon arrival, crews were unable to gain access with engines to suppress the fire.

Due to the lack of vehicular access, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft were utilized to slow the fire's growth and make it safer for crews to approach the fire.

Firefighters from the Worland Bureau of Land Managem...

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