- Associated Press - Monday, March 20, 2017

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - Bighorn National Forest officials are investigating an early-season wildfire in the Tongue River Canyon west of Sheridan.

They say the fire was human-caused.

A hiker reported the fire on a dry, south-facing slope Sunday afternoon. The fire burned about 30 acres of timber and grass but firefighters got the flames under control.

They’re expecting rain in the area Monday and Tuesday.

Forest officials urge campers to be careful with campfires.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide