BUFFALO, WY — Roughly 350 firefighters continue to battle the Robinson Fire, which is about 20 miles south of Buffalo. Crews continued to make headway in containing the fire yesterday despite nearly 100-degree temperatures.
The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team (RMIMT) stated the fire now stands at 1,038 aces; however some burn operations are included in that acreage report.
June 15 brought a hot day with temperatures close to 100 degrees while crews continued working to contain the fire. Today started off with a dry, cold front moving in to help increase relative humidities by 10 percent and decreasing lower temperatures by 10 to 15 degrees. The winds will be coming out of the north and shift out of the east later in the day. Gusts will be up to 25 mph.
The lightning-caused fire started on June 8, according to the RMIMT.
Yesterday, June 15, firefighters continued to mop up and patrol in both Y and A divisions. In Division Z, crews mopped up along the hand-line gaining containment all the way from the Y/Z break around the south end of the fire to the rock outcrop.
“With the successful burn operations that have taken place, containment has increased to 64 percent,” the report states.
On June 15, the fire was at 29 percent containment.
Structure assessments continue within an approximate 6-mile radius of the fire. From the structure assessments, fire managers will develop a structure defense plan that will be passed on to the county to support their future fire suppression planning.
Today, firefighters will continue monitoring and patrolling the fire perimeter watching for changes in fire activity or heat sources near the fire’s edge. Yesterday’s red flag weather tested containment lines throughout the fire area. With cooler weather forecasted, reduced fire behavior is expected for the next several days.
The BLM Buffalo Field Office issued Stage 1 fire restrictions yesterday. For specific information, click here.