UPDATE 8:47 PM Sunday: Evacuations are occurring for the “Fish Fire”

The "Fish Fire" was reported at 11:34 AM Sunday 7 miles southeast of Sundance, growing to an estimated 500 acres in 7 hours

UPDATE 8:47 PM: Evacuations are occurring from south of Canyon Springs Road to the south end of the fire and east of Wyoming Highway 585. An area closure is in place that is south of Clark Road to Reynolds road, south to Moskeee and west to Wyoming highway 585. The public is being urged to stay away from the area to allow firefighters to have mobility.

Fish Fie Ryan Renee Rolfs Morris

Fish Fire – Ryan Renee Rolfs Morris

It is burning in steep, rugged terrain on Iron Mountain.

Air attack resources including a type 1 (heavy) helicopter and airtankers are also being used.

Fish Fire Elizabeth Flahaven

SUNDANCE, W.Y. – A wildfire is burning in remote Crook County, Wyoming, approximately 7 miles southeast of Sundance.

Smoke appeared around 11:30 AM Sunday just off of highway 585.

The fire quickly grew from an estimated 100 acres to 500 acres as of 6:30 PM Sunday.

Federal, state and local resources have all responded.

Fish Fire Paige Hatzenbiler

Fish Fire – Paige Hatzenbiler

Pictures from the fire sent in from locals show air support has been active in this effort.

There is no word yet of exact equipment that is being utilized on the Fish Fire, but the terrain is remote with few roads for larger tenders to access.

Fish Fire Ryan Renee Rolfs Morris

Fish fire: Credit Ryan Renee Rolfs Morris

There have been no reports of any threatened structures. We will update this article with any new information as it becomes available.

Weather conditions are expected to become hotter and drier, with temperatures pushing the mid- to upper 90s for many locations through Wednesday. Red Flag Warnings are expected.

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