Update: Kara Creek Fire at 80% Containment

(Sundance, Wyo.) The Kara Creek Fire east of Keyhole State Park remains at 12,347 acres and is 80% contained as of this morning. The objective today for firefighters will be to continue strengthening fire lines and break up hot areas on the edge of the fire. Firefighters say the community response to the wildfire, which started last Friday, has been outstanding. "Not only do we have land owners donating their land, water, time, and energy to help us fight this fire, we have had donations from countless individuals and businesses within the local communities," Incident Commander Dick Terry said. "It has been amazing to see the outpouring of support, and it is a true testament to the character of the people of northeastern Wyoming.” [image: map.png] Yesterday, the evacuation order for residents in the area was lifted . Around 30 homes had to take refuge elsewhere, including the Crook County Fairgrounds, as crews worked to contain the fire. Crews also responded to, and contained, a spot fire several hundred yards outside of the blackened fire area. They believe this small fire was started from embers that the original fire threw during its large run on Saturday. This is an example of why fire crews have been continuously working to break apart all hot spots that they find in and around the fire area. *Photo: Crews responding to hot spot on Sunday h/t Kristie Salzmann* #county17 #news