Campbell County fighting 3,200 acre fire in Heald Road area
UPDATE (7/19/21 @ 7:58 a.m.): The Dry Fork Fire is currently 3,197 acres and 40% containment.
84 assigned personnel from multiple agencies will remain on scene again today working on hot spots.
Agencies responding to the fire include: Campbell County Fire Department, Campbell County Road and Bridge, Campbell County Health Emergency Medical Services, Wyoming State Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, and supporting agencies from Kansas and Colorado.
UPDATE (7/19/21 @ 4:22 p.m.): The fire has been downgraded to approximately 3,200 acres from the previous 5,000 acres. So far, no injuries have been reported, and there is no word on any structures being damaged.
“Forward progress has been stopped,” said James Fox, safety officer with the Campbell County Fire Department. “It still has potential to grow a little more but confidence is high after a good day”
The fire was initially reported just before 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18 and is currently estimated at 5,000 acres.
Multiple structures are threatened at this time.
Resources on scene include two single engine air tankers, Campbell County Road and Bridge, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service.
This is a developing story; NewsCenter1 will provide updates as they become available.