Lightning Causes Fires To Spark In Washakie County

(Photo provided by James Yule) A few fires flared up over the weekend keeping firefighters busy in Washakie County. The Hidden Dome fire burned 39.04 acres about 12 miles east of Worland. The Worland Fire Department was paged to the scene battling this blaze with 3 engines, 1 tender and 2 command units a little after 11pm on Saturday night, August 6 and stayed on site until sometime after 3am on Sunday, August 7. One engine from the Ten Sleep Fire Department and 1 engine from the BLM were also on the scene to assist. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service were also on hand to provide aid. In addition, a fire in the Leigh Creek area burned a 1/4 of an acre on National Forest land in Ten Sleep Canyon on Sunday August 7 and a hay bale fire occurred up on Road 54 north of Ten Sleep on Sunday, August 7. No structures were threatened in every fire and no one was hurt. Each fire was caused by lightning.