UPDATE: Laney Rim Fire is 85 Percent Contained

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Photo courtesy of the Southwestern Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team.

ROCK SPRINGS– Fire crews are continuing to monitor the Laney Rim fire, located approximately 25 miles south of Rock Springs. The fire is now 85% contained.

According to Brad Purdy with the BLM, the only areas considered not contained are in steep difficult terrain. Fire crews have not seen any indication of significant fire activity even though gusty winds were present throughout the fire area.

Rehabilitation of county roads and dust abatement operations will continue on Saturday.

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The Southwestern Type 3 Incident Management Team, Incident Commander Ziegler and Incident Commander Trainee Wengert are beginning preparations to turn the fire over to a Type 4 team in the next 24-48 hours.

The Laney Rim fire started on July 28. It’s current size is 13,198 acres. The current crew consists of 118 firefighters. The fire burned grass, sagebrush, and Juniper. The fire impacted BLM, State, and private land.

No injuries have been reported.