Laney Rim fire burns more than 13,000 acres but mostly contained

Laney Rim fire burns more than 13,000 acres but mostly contained

The Laney Rim fire swallowed up nearly 14,000 acres south of Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS — The Laney Rim fire, located approximately 25 miles south of Rock Springs reached 13,198 acres but is now 85% contained.

Yesterday, fire crews focused on patrol and strengthening fire lines.

The Southwestern Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team turned fire management over to a Type 4 team yesterday morning.

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A recon flight, to familiarize the new Type 4 Incident Command Team with the fire, is scheduled for this morning.

The recon flight will also keep a lookout for any hotspots for ground crews to address.

The only areas of the fire considered not contained are in steep difficult terrain.

Fire crews have not seen any indication of significant fire activity even though gusty winds have been present throughout the fire area.

Additional national fire information is available online at

For more information, please contact Brad Purdy at 307-286-2200 or at


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