Russell’s Camp Fire At 1200+ Acres (UPDATE)
EVACUATION NOTICE: All residents of houses/cabins along County Road 24, Cold Springs Road, between the Albany/Converse County line to the south and the intersection with Fetterman Road to the north should leave immediately! This includes the Meadow Creek area. Evacuate to the Recreation Center in Douglas, Wyo. Sheriff's Deputies are going door-to-door and calling residents in the evacuation area. Call the Converse County Sheriff's Department in Glenrock (307-436-2778) or Douglas (307-358-4700) with questions.
Size: 1200+ acres and growing quickly to the north and east in high winds.
Location: Southwest corner of Converse County, Wyo. 32 miles south of Glenrock, Wyo. West of Squaw Mountain, southwest of Buffalo Peak, northwest of Campbell Creek Campground and Twin Peaks Trailhead. North and west of County Road 24, also known as Cold Springs Road or Little Medicine Road.
Terrain: Very rugged.
Land ownership: Burning on the Medicine Bow National Forest, state and on private lands.
Resources: As of Monday morning, six hand crews are on scene. Two engines, 10 rappels and one Type II helicopter. Crews have pulled back to Cold Springs Road.
Initial attack: U.S. Forest Service, Douglas Ranger District.
Structures threatened: Homes and cabins along Cold Springs Road.
Direction: The fire is being driven to the north and east by high winds.
Forecast: Monday's high temperature will be near 90, winds from the west near 35 mph, humidity near 10%.
Cause: Under investigation.
Reported: Mid-day Sunday, June 17.
Fuels: Mixed conifer, brush and grass.
- Cold Springs Rd S from the county line, N to the junction w-Fetterman Rd
- Russell's Camp Rd, NSFR 607
- Laprelle Guard Station
- Campbell Creek Campground
- Twin Peaks Trail, #618
Note: Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B, a Type II team, Incident Commander Todd Pechota, has been called to take over management of the fire.
Some early reports calling it the Bucks Peak Area Fire.
Information updates: For the time being, will be provided by Public Affairs staff from the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, and can be found on Twitter at @MBRNFsTBNG, hashtag #RussellsCampFire.