The Campbell County Fire Department (CCFD) has been busy. That’s nothing new. In addition to responding to medical calls and motor vehicle accidents, dry conditions have kept the department moving from one grass and timber fire to another.
Here’s a breakdown of the fire responses the department has made since Sunday.
- A bird came in contact with high voltage power lines on Van Buggenum Road Sunday morning at just after 9 a.m., starting a fire that consumed nearly eight acres in southwest Campbell County. CCFD and state personnel worked in sync to extinguish the flames.
- At 6:24 p.m. Sunday, CCFD responded to Fox Road for an unauthorized control burn. Firefighters found that the homeowner was unaware of the burn restrictions currently in place and had the fire out.
- On Monday at 10:44 a.m., CCFD responded to O.R. Road, southeast of Gillette, for a report of a timber fire. On arrival, firefighters found a 5-acre fire burning in grass, sage brush and cottonwood trees. Firefighters contained the blaze until Weston County crews arrive, as the fire was determined to be across the county line.
- Another unauthorized control burn resulted in a grass fire on Oriva Road. The report was received at 2:31 p.m. Firefighters contained the blaze to one acre.
- On Tuesday CCFD responded to yet another grass and timber fire on Collins Road north of Gillette. The fire was contained at approximately 200 acres, and 17 CCFD firefighters worked the scene.
- Wyoming State Forestry aircraft and Campbell County Road and Bridge heavy equipment assisted CCFD in containing a grass and brush fire on Middle Prong Road in northwest Campbell County Tuesday afternoon. The fire was contained to 45 acres.
- Rain assisted firefighters in extinguishing a 3-acre grass fire on I-90 at mile post 97 Tuesday afternoon. The fire consumed three acres.
Open burning restrictions are still in place for the county. For more information, click here.