CCFD reports 90 percent containment for Dry Fork Fire

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A fire that has burned since Sunday afternoon and consumed nearly 3,200 acres north of Gillette is now 90 percent contained, the Campbell County Fire Department (CCFD) announced Wednesday.

With the containment updated to 90 percent, the Dry Fork Fire response will begin downsizing through the week as firefighters remain on the scene to monitor the area, per CCFD.

More than 80 personnel from multiple agencies, including CCFD and the Bureau of Land Management as well as several others, have been on scene battling the blaze since it was first reported on July 18.

Support personnel from Campbell County Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and additional personnel from Colorado and Kansas have also been on the scene, per CCFD.

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As of July 21, no structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported.

The Dry Fork Fire is the latest significant event that the CCFD has responded to this fire season as persistent drought conditions and unreliable rains have resulted in extreme fire dangers across northeastern Wyoming.

Multiple red flag warnings advising residents of higher-than-average fire dangers high wind speeds and low relative humidity have been issued since the start of summer, the most recent of which ended yesterday, July 20.