August 18, 2006
Contact: Mary L. Wilson
Poison Spider Fire Update 3
Poison Spider Fire, 40 miles west of Casper, was declared contained today. The fire, reported at 3 p.m. Sunday, was lightning caused and burned about 3,200 acres.
Firefighters from the Rawlins and Lander Bureau of Land Management Field Offices, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, Natrona and Carbon Counties, and National Park Service will continue mop-up operations throughout the weekend.
“Southern Wyoming continues under fire restrictions. Folks need to exercise caution when camping or working out in the country,” said Larry Trapp, Zone Fire Management Officer. “Fire danger continues to be extreme and because of ongoing fires in the area, the public needs to know it is important to report any fire immediately by calling the Rawlins Interagency Dispatch Center, at 1-800-295-9953.”
Media Advisory: Safety First! Media members please contact Mary Wilson at the above numbers if you plan to try to photograph the fire area.