Wildfires Burning In Western Wyoming

RAWLINS, Wy0. (AP) –  BLM Wyoming fire crews are currently battling a fire on Bradley Peak about 50 miles north of Rawlins. It began Friday afternoon and is currently 10% contained at roughly 1,600 acres or nearly 3-square miles.

      Carbon County ordered evacuations along Long Creek as a precaution because red flag weather conditions were president.

     BLM spokesman Brad Purdy says the area is sparsely populated with the fire burning in a remote area with limited access for ground crews, so multiple helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft have been dropping retardant and water to minimize fire growth and protect structures in the area.

      Ground crews are focused on structure protection, establishing fire lines to minimize fire growth, and actively engaging the fire when there is a high probability of success and risk to personal is manageable.
       Meanwhile, the Richard Mountain Fire 50 miles south of Rock Springs is 90% contained at 7,633 acres of sage brush, grass and juniper in both Utah and Wyoming. It began last Monday, but the cause had yet to be determined.