Update from June 17th:
The wildfire that consumed nearly 12,000 acres near Kaycee has now reached full containment.
That was the report given to the Johnson County Commission yesterday by Fire Warden Tiddle Camino…
According to Camino, the Reno Incident Fire included primarily private land, with about 5% owned by the state and the Bureau of Land Management.
On Tuesday, the Suppression Account was opened to help with the cost of the fire.
No structures were involved and no evacuations were necessary.
Private contractors were in the process of repairing the fire lines yesterday and fire crews from many counties were to be released yesterday afternoon.
The cost to the county is estimated to be approximately $75,000.
Update on 6-16-20:
The wildfire near Kaycee has now spread to more than 10,000 acres.
That was the assessment as of yesterday afternoon as firefighters from multiple districts were working to contain the fire that began from a lightning storm late Saturday evening.
Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly provided this update to Big Horn Mountain Radio yesterday afternoon…
According to Connolly, containment was estimated to be approximately 20% with no active flames as of mid-afternoon, but those fighting the fire were preparing for increased winds later into the evening…
Big Horn Mountain Radio Network will provide updates on the Reno Fire as new information is available.
The very warm and windy conditions spread an extremely dangerous fire near Kaycee yesterday.
Crews battled the large wildfire in Johnson County yesterday that has grown to somewhere between 4000 to 5000 acres.
Those living in the Reno Road and Buffalo Sussex Cut Across Road were encouraged to leave the area.
Johnson County firefighters were joined in the battle with members of the Natrona County Fire Protection District along with the Campbell County Fire Department.