Burroughs Fire Update - September 2, 2013
Incident: Burroughs Wildfire
Dubois, WY (September 2, 2013) – The Burroughs Fire spread to the northwest yesterday to increase the size of the fire to 1,794 acres.
Structure protection is a continued focus of fire management tactics today, as the structures have been prepped to withstand the passage of fire and will continue to be pre-treated using sprinklers. Structure protection will also focus on keeping fire west of private property in the Horse Creek drainage and north of Forest Service Road (FSR) 285.
Yesterday firefighters engaged the fire on the east side of Ranger Ridge above the structures of both the Moose Willows Ranch and T-Cross Ranch. The management strategy for today is to keep fire west of Forest Service Road 507 and north of Forest Service Road 285 while minimizing exposure to ground crews and air resources through indirect firefighting. Helicopters will be used for bucket drops as needed to support ground crews. Air tankers will not be used today.
The primary objectives on this fire are public and firefighter safety as well as reducing the threat to and minimizing damage to private property and structures located within and adjacent to the Forest boundary.