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
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.