Indian reservation

Fire crews on the Crow Indian Reservation tackle one blaze and put out another – Sheridan Media


Photo courtesy of: Ken Wabaunsee – Office of Indian Affairs

The 260-acre House Section fire 12 miles southwest of Pryor is 30% contained and surrounded by a bulldozer line, as about 50 people continue on their third day to attack it.

The weather will secure or interrupt their progress.

The blaze has winds of 40 to 60 mph expected Wednesday evening (July 7) due to passing thunderstorms, but has not increased since Tuesday evening.

On the limestone ridges, the fire was inaccessible to the engines during the initial attack.

Air resources borrowed from the forest fire near Crooked Creek have so far made a difference in slowing the Section House fire.

On the last day, three crews and two bulldozers from this incident were used to create a line of fire.

These resources can leave our fire after the end of the shift on Wednesday night and will be replaced by a Utah Type 2 IA team (which brings in sawyers and are self-sufficient), a water tanker and four engines ordered for our fire.

Meanwhile, two Crow Agency engines attacked the 5-acre Brush Coulee fire at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, which started from a combine three miles to the wind (southwest) of Crow Agency.

With the help of Big Horn County Rural Fire and farmers, they stopped the visible flames and “wet” the edges of the fire to cool it before the winds arrived due to potential severe thunderstorms Wednesday night.

Remember, it is not “if” a fire will occur, but “when”.

They are part of nature.

You prepare your home for the inevitable fires by cutting your grass short, keeping plenty of water on hand outdoors, keeping combustible objects away from structures, and having an emergency plan to take care of the family. .

Don’t let anyone create a man-made fire.

High temperatures remain at 98 Thursday in Crow and return to 99 degrees Sunday after a brief blustery chill to 89 Friday.


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