Campbell County Fire Fights Several Grass Fires Over the Weekend

(Gillette, Wyo.) It only took a couple of burn barrels to get out of control for Crook County to issue a burn warning for the upcoming summer. Conditions around the Black Hills have become too dry to not take precautions, but perhaps they aren't alone. Campbell County responded to five grass fires on Sunday alone. Starting a 12:30 yesterday morning, CCFD was near Spotted Horse for a small grass fire on Highway 14/16, but they aren't sure what caused it. Five hours later they were back south of Gillette at 386 for a three acre grass fire, no word on what started that one, either. By 11 a.m. they were on Highway 50 near Savageton trying to contain a 200 acre grass fire, when they received reports there was also a fire near Cosner Road, which turned out to be the same blaze. By 2:17 pm, firefighters were at O.R. Road near Bishop Road for a large, fast moving grass fire that took both the Crook County Fire Dept and Weston County Fire Dept to help contain. A total of 817 acres burned, and the cause was determined to be a power line in the area. #county17 #news *Image h/t CCFD // Pitchengine Communities*