Northern Wyoming Daily News - Serving the Big Horn Basin for over 100 years

By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Wildfire burns 1,142 acres


June 27, 2017

WORLAND – Friday afternoon firefighters from around the Big Horn Basin had their hands full with a wildfire which started at the entrance to Hidden Dome Oilfield about 12 miles east of Worland.

The fire spread rapidly burning 775 acres of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) managed public lands and 367 acres of private land due to the abundant grasses and swirling wind. The fire was deemed contained Saturday.

Worland Fire Department incident commander Brandon Yule stated that the cheatgrass which is about two to three feet tall, really thick annual grass that is about one foot tall and spor...

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