New Fires Quickly Controlled

Jul 30, 2012

Lightning started several small fires over the weekend. Crews and helicopters responded to three blazes in Sheridan County and two in Campbell County. State Forester Bill Crapser says though many fires started, none of them is very large.

"They were mainly range fires, out in northern Sheridan county and northern Campell county, and nothing really got real big over the weekend. So um, had a lot of activity but no new really large fires," Crapser says.

Crapser says those fires are now all contained except the Ferris Fire, which is burning next to the older Seminoe fire and is 30-percent contained. Several homes were evacuated in the small town of Acme in Sheridan County due to the fires, but nothing was damaged and residents have returned.