BLM Fighting Wildfire Northeast of Pinedale

PINEDALE, Wyo. – Wildland fire fighters from the High Desert District and Pinedale Field Office along with fire crews from Sublette County and the U.S. Forest Service have contained the Old Dump fire burning 2-miles northeast of Pinedale, Wyoming. The 37acre-fire is burning in Sage-grouse habitat near power lines and fences in the area.

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The Old Dump fire is burning near Osprey Road and the public is urged to use caution or avoid the area since fire behavior can change due to high winds and other weather conditions. Currently there are no evacuations in place, no residential structures at risk, and no injuries reported due to the fire. Although the fire is 100% contained, two BLM engines will remain to patrol the fire and ensure fire lines remain in place.

 

The cause of the wildfire is under investigation and fire investigators are on scene.  If anyone has any info please contact BLM Fire Management Officer, Frank Keeler, at 307-352-0282.

Please report all wildfires immediately to Casper Fire Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9953 or local 911.

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