Temporary Area Closure in The Gilead Fire Area Has Been Revised
Incident: Gilead Wildfire
Buffalo, Wyo. (September 15, 2012) - The Forest Service has revised the closure order in the area around the Gilead Fire in response to fire growth on September 15th and 16th. The fire grew by about 500 acres to the south, about 3 1/2 miles north of Paradise Guest Ranch. No structures are threatened at this time. Tomorrow's weather is forecast to be cooler, with higher humidity and lighter winds. The special order is necessary to protect public health and safety.
The restricted area is defined as
- West of the Bud Love Winter Game Range
- North of Paradise Guest Ranch
- South and east of Willow Park Reservoir
Forest Service trails include 040 (portion closed), 039, 043, (portion closed), 010, 553, 549, 051, 550,042,133,106,084, 401, 131, and 041. Forest Service roads include 396 from its junction FSR 399 and FRS 388 in its entirety. FT 040 is closed from its junction with FT 034 southerly to its junction with FT 043.
The southern boundary of the closure area is FT 042 from the Bighorn National Forest boundary west to FR 396, westerly to FR 399, westerly along FT 007 and 219 to the junction of FT 030.
The special order, a map showing the restricted area, and information about the Gilead Fire are available on the Internet at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3220/ and at the Powder River Ranger District office in Buffalo.
Violation of the special order is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor. Violators may be fined $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.