Neiber Fire update July 19, 2020 - 17,545 acres, 95% contained, fire restrictions in place


July 16, 2020

The Neiber Fire increased to 95% containment Saturday. Remaining uncontained

line is in rugged terrain along the Mud Creek drainage. Firefighters will work to

mop up and monitor safely in this steep area. Resources will continue repairing

hand and dozer lines from suppression efforts.

Fire danger remains high across the Bighorn Basin. Neiber Fire crews will

respond to new fire starts within the affected area. Fire restrictions remain in

effect for BLM-managed lands in Washakie, Hot Springs, Big Horn, Park,

Fremont, and Natrona counties. More fire restriction information at:

Firefighting resources include two Type 2 initial attack handcrews, fourteen fire

engines with crews, one bulldozer, and two watertenders. Air resources were

released yesterday evening. Other resources will be demobilized as containment

nears 100%.

Weather is expected to cool slightly but conditions will remain hot and dry. Highs

will be in the upper 80s and low 90s with low humidity and a slight chance of

afternoon thunderstorms. There is a low chance of lightning with any storm.

Elevated fire weather is predicted for central and southern Wyoming today

including the Bighorn Basin.

To ensure public and firefighter safety, individuals should continue to exercise

caution along Neiber Road and Nowater Road south to the Murphy Dome Oil

Field. In addition to ongoing suppression and repair efforts, fire traffic will be

active in the area throughout the day.


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