Sep 6, 2009 6:44 AM

Several lightning fires burning

Several small lightning caused fires are still burning in Custer and Fremont counties.

Fire crews are monitoring all of the fires and letting them run its natural course. The biggest fire is the Johnson Gulch fire located about 9 miles southwest of Wetmore in Custer County. That fire is about 30 acres and is being monitored by 100 firefighters to make sure the fire doesn't spread onto private property west of the fire. That fire started on August 31.

The Holt Fire, located about 4 miles southwest of Wetmore in Custer County is about 1/4 of an acre and is being monitored by aircraft on a daily basis. It started on September 2. The Middle Ridge Fire also started on September 2 and is about 1/4 of an acre. It's located 6 miles southwest of Coaldale in Fremont County. It is being monitored by fire personell from the ground.

Forest Service says that the fires may remain actrive throughout the fall until enough rain or snow puts them out. All of the fires will continue to be monitored.



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