UPDATE: Fairfield Fire 47% Contained
By Michael Sevren firstname.lastname@example.org
As of Wednesday night, The Fairfield Fire is now 47% contained. Fire officials have also confirmed the cause of the fire to be lightning.
The size of the fire was also downgraded Wednesday night to around 1,500 acres. Officials say more accurate mapping of the fire gave them a better picture of its size.
While no structures have been hit by the fire, some popular climbing areas on the North wall of Sinks Canyon have been damaged. It was not immediately clear which areas have been affected.
Depending on the weather, Sinks Canyon State Park could open back up as early as Saturday. People who have been evacuated from the Homestead Subdivision may be able to return home by Monday weather permitting.
The Fairfield Fire near Sinks Canyon has now charred around 2,000 acres. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fire was 15% contained.
Because of the complexity of the fire a more experienced incident management team has been called to help support the more then two hundred firefights that are battling the blaze.
Lander Valley High School is now the base of operation for the firefighters and support crew. K2's Michael Sevren reports on what it takes to battle a fire of this magnitude.