Update: Cabin and Neiber wildfires reaching full containment.

Nieber Fire south of Worland Sunday morning, July 19, at 95% containment (BLM-Worland, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo — 125 personnel remain to manage the Neiber Fire near Worland, which is at 95% containment according to Bureau of Land Management update on Inciweb Sunday morning, July 19. 

Efforts are now shifting to repair hand and dozer containment lines dug during suppression efforts.

“In addition, crews will continue to hold and improve the remaining uncontained line,” read the update.

The fire is estimated to to have burned 17,545 acres. The cause is unknown and burned primarily grasses between 1 and 2 feet in length. It was originally reported Tuesday, July 14.

(Bureau of Land Management, Worland)

Cabin Fire (90% contained)

Wyoming State Forestry division said Sunday on Inciweb that the fire east of Wheatland in the foothills of the Laramie Range is 90% contained and command has transferred to a Type 5 attack crew, with 35 personnel remaining on scene. The estimated size of the fire is 248 acres.

The Cabin fire was initially reported Saturday, July 11, approximately 19 miles north of the Clemons fire a few days earlier. The cause is still under investigation. 160 personnel from agencies including Wyoming State Forestry, Albany County Fire District, and Natrona County Fire District Captain Darek Pepple assisted the fight in difficult terrain.