Kara Creek Fire 75 Percent Contained, Evacuation Order Lifted


By Staff 6.27,2016

The evacuation order for Kara Creek Fire has been lifted. Residents may return to their homes.  Following additional mapping information, the Kara Creek Fire is 12,340 acres and is 75 percent contained.  

The objective for today will be to continue improvement of fire lines and break apart hot areas on the edge of the fire. During Kara Creek Fire, one home was lost and over a dozen smaller outbuildings have also been lost. 

The response to Kara Creek Fire from the community has been outstanding. Incident Commander Dick Terry said, “Not only do we have land owners donating their land, water, time, and energy to help us fight this fire, we have had donations from countless individuals and businesses within the local communities. It has been amazing to see the outpouring of support, and it is a true testament to the character of the people of northeastern Wyoming.” 

Cooperators managing the fire include Wyoming State Forestry Division, Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, South Dakota Department of Wildland Fire, Colorado State Forestry, Albany County, Crook County, Campbell County, Fremont County, Goshen County, Johnson County, Larimer County, Sublette County, Sweetwater County, Weston County, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management.