Although we haven’t reported on it for a few days, the Gunbarrel fire has now burned a huge chunk of the North Absaroka Wilderness. It has been mostly managed as a needed “wildland” fire, but it is threatening to break out.
Despite its size, it has only cost $5.6 million dollars, much less than fires with a lot of recreational residences in the fire’s path.
Crews take more aggressive tack on Gunbarrel fire. By Ruffin Prevost. Billings Gazette Wyoming Bureau
Inciweb’s page on the Gunbarrel fire (for detailed and daily updated information).