Aircraft Goes Down Near Edgemont
A Search and Rescue Team responded to the White Draw fire five miles northeast of Edgemont after an aircraft went down in the area.
Pat Cross the Incident Management Spokesman says "Our number one priority right now is taking care of the crew."
The White Draw Fire is about five miles northeast of Edgemont, primarily in a mix of grasslands and timber.
It is 10 percent contained and has burned about 3,000 acres.
Officials say crews started early Sunday morning ahead of expected unfavorable winds and hot temperatures. Rains on Saturday briefly slowed the advance of the fire.
More than 180 personnel are assigned to the fire. Workers are battling the blaze with the help of four helicopters and three air tankers. More crews and equipment have been ordered.
Officials say firefighters are facing additional hazards with the steep terrain and rattlesnakes.
Residents of five homes near Edgemont were given voluntary evacuation notices Saturday.