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By Karla Pomeroy

Fire near Ten Sleep grows quickly Tuesday


June 17, 2021

COURTESY/Bureau of Land Management

The Brokenback Creek Fire is burning in grass and brush about 5 miles NW of Ten Sleep near the Tensleep–Hyattville Road.

TEN SLEEP - The Brokenback Creek Fire that started out as a half-acre fire quickly blew up to 1,300 acres in about five hours on Tuesday.

Ten Sleep Fire Department was dispatched at 11:19 to the initial fire call that is now being handled by Bureau of Land Management with assistance from the Washakie County firefighters and Bighorn National Forest firefighters.

The Brokenback Creek Fire is burn...

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