October 5, 2012: Though the area received some rain and snow over the last couple days and the area closure has been lifted, it can still be dangerous in the fire area. The Gilead Fire likely won't be completely out until about a foot of snow is on the ground. Be mindful of falling trees, even when it isn't windy, and keep a look out for areas of active fire. Smoke may be visible at times when warmer weather returns next week.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 14th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||10 miles NW of Buffalo, WY|
|Incident Commander||Jason Rodriguez|
Hardwood litter. Continuous lodgepole pine stand which transitions to ponderosa pine to the east.
Some moisture was received this week, though not enough to put the fire out. Smoke may be visible at times as warmer weather returns, which is expected next week.
Costs to date $3.3 million.