Russell’s Camp Fire Line Hold Despite Wind
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Some good news on the firefighting front in Wyoming.
The fire lines held on the Russell's Camp fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest on Tuesday despite wind gusts of up to 50 mph.
Officials say the fire remains 45 percent contained but more strong winds are expected Wednesday. The fire has burned about 8 square miles.
Another fire burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming has grown to about 12,000 acres. Area trails and roads have been closed.
And a wind driven grass fire in Johnson and Sheridan counties burned about 15,000 acres and forced the evacuation of about 30 ranch homes in Sheridan County on Tuesday.
Most of the south half of Wyoming remains in a red flag warning Wednesday.