InciWeb still lists the Bone Creek fire at 13,670 acres and 25% contained, but the number of personnel working the fire is now at 138.

Fire Behavior: Smoldering in duff and heavy timber.

Projected Movement: Expect minimal fire behavior over the weekend (September 8 – 9) due to forecasted cool down with moisture.

According to today’s News Release on InciWeb:

Greybull, WY – Cooler weather along with some much needed moisture helped firefighters gain 25 percent containment on the Bone Creek Fire. The present trend is forecasted to continue through the weekend. Fire Behavior Analyst Clint Dawson said that the current weather forecast calls for snow over parts of the fire from Saturday night through Sunday morning. According to Dawson, the main concern will be a warm and drying trend that will take hold in the middle of next week.

Additional air and ground resources have arrived to help contain the fire. Firefighters will take advantage of the cool down to focus on hot spotting and the construction of containment lines.

Firefighters will only work day shifts on the Bone Creek Fire. Lessons learned during the 1984 Shell Canyon Fire demonstrated that the area is just too rugged to safely work at night.

Current information, along with maps and photographs, can be viewed on line at

Fire Facts:

Size: 13, 670 acres
Containment: 25%
Personnel Assigned: 138
Crews: 1 Type I Hot Shot Crew
2 Regular Type II Crews
Air Resources: 2 Heavy Helicopters and 2 Light Helicopter
Engines: 4
Dozers: 0
Water Tenders: 4
Structures Threatened: 46 residence, 5 commercial property and 20 outbuildings
Costs to Date: Estimate $1,300,000
Land Ownership: Bighorn National Forest