Wyoming Forestry Division Assisting In Wildfire Near Montana Line

(Gillette, Wyo.) According to the Campbell County Fire Department, a timber fire burning in northern Campbell County on Ute Road has been burning since 5:30 Tuesday afternoon. Two squads of smokebusters from the Wyoming State Forestry Division have arrived on scene this morning to help contain the 15 acre fire in a remote section of the forest on steep terrain. They estimate it was caused by a power line in the area. Fire Chief Bill Shank says that he doesn't believe there are any structures in the area that are in danger, and that any oil wells near the fire on private property appear to be safe. He expects more news this afternoon as to the extent of the damage. #county17 #dally #news