Sundance Fire Still Burning; Ten Agencies Assisting With Containment

(Sundance, Wyo.) The wildfire burning roughly 15 miles southwest of Sundance has grown to approximately 1700 acres, and is currently 20% contained. The priority of the firefighting effort is public and firefighter safety. Incident Commander Dick Terry also listed minimization of public loss and protection of private timber and grazing as objectives of the response. This multi-agency effort now has 150 people assigned to the fire. Along with fire engines, three hand crews, a Type 1 helicopter, a Type 3 helicopter, and numerous dozers are working on the Douglas Road Fire. Local evacuations have been lifted; however, there are several roads that remain closed in the area. Arch Creek Road, Douglas Road, and Beaver Creek Road at its junction with Douglas Road all remain closed to traffic. The Incident Command asks the public to stay clear of the area so that firefighting operations can be performed safely. Cooperators managing the fire include Wyoming State Forestry Division, Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, South Dakota Department of Wildland Fire, Crook County, Campbell County, Fremont County, Johnson County, Weston County, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management. Campbell County residents who wish to donate food, water, and Gatorade can do so by dropping items off at Fire Station #1 in Gillette, on the corner of Rohan Avenue and 2nd Street. *Photo h/t Crook County Emergency Management* #county17 #news