Adobe Fire 72 percent contained, holding at 85 acres

Posted at 9:32 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 11:32:42-04

Firefighters made significant progress Thursday on the Adobe Fire burning near the Custer County/Fremont County line.

The fire is now 72 percent contained and holding steady at 85 acres in size.

Firefighters said they built more containment lines with a combination of hose lays and dozer lines around the fire line. There were no water drops on the fire Thursday as crews focus on work to build lines.

National Forest land remains closed in the area from Highway 96 to Oak Creek Grade Road and along the west and east forest boundary lines. Approximately 150 firefighters are on scene fighting the fire.

According to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was discovered when a Forest Service plane was en route to the Spring Fire and saw smoke in the area.

There are no structures threatened, and the cause of the fire is unknown.