Deer Creek 2 Fire

This aerial photo shows how the fireline of the Deer Creek 2 fire in Campbell County was encroaching on a road about 35 miles northwest of Gillette. The fire had burned 5,000 acres and was 15% contained as of Wednesday evening.

The Deer Creek 2 fire has grown to 5,295 acres as of Thursday morning.

Wednesday night and Thursday morning’s rain has helped firefighters some, but the fire containment remain low. It was at 15% as of Thursday afternoon, said Melanie Wilmer, spokesperson for the incident management team assigned to the fire.

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