Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 15th Fire Update - 9:30 am

Johnson Fire

100% Contained

Location: Off Hwy 16 near Beretta Road
Report Time:  1:36 pm
Size: 3.19 acres
Cause: Human - Fire Investigator has been requested
Located on National Forest Service Land
Local, State and Federal resources on scene.  Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

White Rock Fire

100% Contained

Location:  Scottsbluff National Monument
Report Time:  5:00 pm  3/14/18
Size: 6 acres
Cause: Under investigation

At approximately 5 pm members of the Gering Fire Department, Scottsbluff County Sheriff’s Office and National Park Service responded to a wildfire in the Badlands area of Scotts Bluff National Monument.  The fire was approximately 30 acres in size and members of the Gering Fire Department quickly brought the fire under control.  The fire is determined to be human caused and is currently under investigation.  Scottsbluff National Monument strongly advises visitors to the park and park neighbors to be mindful of the dry conditions.