CASPER, Wyo. — The United States Forest Service said on the morning of Wednesday, June 17 that the Lost Creek Fire, which was first reported on Saturday, has seen little activity in the last two days.
“Hard work by fire crews paired with moisture over the area has kept the fire to 591 acres; it is 35% contained,” the Forest Service said. “As crews continue work to disperse heat near the edge of the fire area, it is possible to see smoke within the area over the coming weeks, and fire activity may increase within the interior of the fire as warmer weather returns.”
A Shoshone National Forest emergency area closure is still in effect. The closure area is shown in this map:
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The Forest Service says that cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“Pending any further developments, this will be the final release for the Lost Creek Fire,” the release states. “Lost Creek Fire managers would like to thank all cooperating agencies for their response efforts. These include the Park County Sheriff’s Office, Park County Search and Rescue, and the members of the public who assisted with the rescue of stranded day riders and stock at the onset of the Lost Creek Fire.”