Kara Creek Fire Mostly Contained, Evacuation Order Lifted

Jun 27, 2016

The Kara Creek Fire burned more than 12,000 acres in northeast Wyoming between June 24 and 27, 2016.
Credit InciWeb

A fire near Sundance that burned one home and several outbuildings is now 75 percent contained and an evacuation order for the area has been lifted. 

A lightning strike ignited the Kara Creek Fire on Friday, and strong winds over the weekend propelled its growth to more than 12,000 acres.

Smoke from the fire briefly shut down I-90 on Saturday, as crews built a fire break. In a statement, the fire incident commander said there has been an outpouring of support from nearby communities.

The fire is one of several burning in Wyoming. Officials declared the nearby Douglas Creek fire contained on Saturday.