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Freeze Out Fire on the Tongue Ranger District

 

August 13, 2020



Sheridan, WY, August 19, 2020- Fire officials are responding to a ten-acre blaze that was detected earlier August 19. The lightning caused fire has moderate potential to spread in lodgepole pine and spruce mixed forest.

The objective for fire managers is to keep the fire at the smallest size possible, while providing for public and firefighter safety. Please expect area closures. There are several unoccupied campers in the area that may be impacted.

The following resources have been assigned to the incident: Engines 611 and 661 from the Bighorn National Forest, a ten person Initial Attack Module from New Jersey, Blacktooth Fire Module, two Type 2 hand crews, two helicopters, two Single Engine Air Tankers, and an Air Attack platform.

The ten-acre Freeze Out Fire, near Freeze Out Point off Forest System Road (FSR) 201 has prompted officials to place a temporary closure order in the Freeze Out area. FSR 149, 150, 168, 161, 201, 198, and other routes are affected. The closure will begin on FSR 168 at the junction with FSR 149. The lightning caused fire has moderate potential to spread in lodgepole pine and spruce mixed forest.

If you have questions about the fire or closure, please contact the Bighorn National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Sheridan at 307-674-2600.

 
 

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