Dayton Considers Fire Protections

Dayton, WY – Local officials in Dayton have begun discussing how to guard against a fire like the one that roared into town last week. One possibility is creating a firebreak between the community and the nearby Bighorn mountains. Mayor Bob Wood says now would be a good time to clear a firebreak with much of the brush and trees burned away. The fire started Wednesday evening about two miles west of Dayton. With help from strong winds, dry vegetation, warm weather and low humidity, the fire spread to the edge of town and burned several outbuildings. Much of the community had to be evacuated.