Fire near Pine Haven now 100% contained after burning 103 acres

UPDATE (617/21 @ 6:10 P.M.): The Pine Haven Fire is now 100% contained. 103 acres burned.

Mop up operations will continue through Sunday evening. Unburned fuel remaining inside the containment line will continue to burn and smolder so some smoke will continue to be visible.

One type 6 (smaller grass unit) engine will remain on scene. Air support resources have now been suspended.

The fire is believed to be unintentionally human caused.

PINE HAVEN, Wyo. — A wildfire burning on the edge of Pine Haven, Wyoming, has reached 103 acres and 85% containment as of early Thursday afternoon.

Fire crews say mop-up operations have started and a line is built around the fire. Un-burned fuels inside the containment line will continue to burn. Smoke will still be visible.

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photo courtesy: Wyoming Emergency Management

Firefighter and public safety continues to remain the priority. Evacuation orders for residences in the northwestern section of Pine Haven have been lifted, and Highway 113 into Pine Haven from the intersection of Old Sundance has been reopened. Wind Creek Campground at Keyhole State Park remains closed at this time.

One residence, one outbuilding, and two campers were lost to the fire on Wednesday. There are no reported injuries to firefighters or the public.

53 firefighters are currently on scene, along with 15 county fire engines, two privately-owned blades, one county blade, one dozer, one skid steer with graple, a 20-person hand crew, two Bureau of Land Management units, a Wyoming State Forestry Unit, one helicopter, ,and a four-person helitack crew.

Responding units include: Crook County Volunteer Fire, Moorcroft Volunteer Fire, Pine Haven Volunteer Fire, Carlile Volunteer Fire, Sundance Volunteer Fire, Aladdin Volunteer Fire, Hulett Volunteer Fire, Beulah Volunteer Fire, Oshoto Volunteer Fire, Wyoming State Forestry, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Crook County Emergency Management, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the United States Forest Service.

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