As the temperature climbed Monday afternoon, and the wind picked up a little, the fire’s intensified. This picture is of the section around Red Grade Road. It appears as if it’s trying hard to move down into the grasslands of the foothills. At the time I’m writing this, it has just rained a little here in Sheridan, and I hope some of that also fell on the fire and in its path. Of course the rain is a double-edged sword as with it came thunder and lightning which could start more fires.

This shot is the best one I could get of the Little Goose Canyon area since I couldn’t get much closer because of the road closure, but as you can see, it is still burning as well. Ther is an update on the KOTA Territory News website. Three structures have now been destroyed and others damaged, and the fire is considered zero (0) percent contained.