InciWeb finally has an update posted on these fires on their website. Since it appears they are either having problems or are limited on bandwidth, I am quoting all the information I find regarding these fires here on my blog. Hopefully this will reduce the load on their site, and also minimize the frustration of the public. From InciWeb:
Sheridan, WY – Crews made excellent progress toward containment of the Little Goose Fire today. Eighty five percent of the perimeter has control line around it. The fuels have been completely extinguished within 130 feet of the fire line. The Little Goose has not grown in three days and stands at 4,827 acres. Even though the Little Goose Fire is approaching full containment, it is still the top priority for the Rocky Mountain Incident Management team. The Red Grade Road closure from the snowmobile parking lots to the top of Stumpy Ridge is still in place, and will remain so until suppression is final.
No smoke was observed on the Little Goose Fire from the Incident Command Post next to County Road 77 on the east side of the fire. However, smoke from isolated stumps and trees could be visible for the next few weeks but will not be a threat.
As crews become available they are either being reassigned to the Bone Creek Fire or sent to other fires in the west.
The Bone Creek Fire currently burning in the Hunt Mountain area of the Big Horn National Forest grew to 2,883 acres today. The fire is burning in decadent and insect-infested spruce, fir and Lodgepole pine. The dead trees and difficult terrain are proving to be a challenge for the fire fighters. Because structures are not immediately threatened, fire fighters have been able to use indirect control tactics like retardant applications, helicopter water drops, burn outs and natural barriers in conjunction with hand line.
Currently entry is prohibited into the Cedar Creek, Grouse Creek and Brindle Creek areas. Hunt Mountain Road (Forest Road 10) is closed between the junction of Forest Road 209 and 216. All of Forest Roads 216 and 205 as well as Trail 055 are closed. Residents in the area were given a pre-notification from the United States Forest Service informing them that there may be the possibility of an evacuation if the fire progresses. If necessary, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office would be responsible for the actual evacuation notification.
There are 443 people, five helicopters and four engines assigned to the fires.
Bone Creek is listed at 5% contained.