The National Interagency Fire Center has complicated things a little this morning by combining the Little Goose and Bone Creek fires on their website, which makes if difficult for those of us here in the Sheridan area to know what is going on in our back yard.

According to the report this morning at Sheridan Media, the firefighters made significant progress yesterday due in part to the favorable weather and the Little Goose fire is now estimated at 65% contained. Unfortunately, the weather conditions were not good enough yesterday for the firefighters to perform the back burn they had planned so they will try again today, weather permitting.

Yesterday’s Sheridan Press reported that thirteen structures in all have burned with five of those being cabins, and the rest outbuildings.

Cautious optimism for me.