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The Robinson Fire located 20 miles south of Buffalo Wyoming, was started by lightning on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Local Type 3 wildland fire units managed the fire during initial attack. Their skilled and assertive response slowed the fire’s growth despite gale force winds that grounded aircraft and threatened firefighters.
On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 1900, the local Type 3 organization transferred command to the Rocky Mountain Area Blue Team (Type 2). With the use of aviation and Type 1 handcrews, firefighters successfully conducted a strategic burning operation. The burn operation secured the one section of the fire that was inaccessible due to the steepness of the terrain. This section of the fire will continue to be monitored however, the containment will not show on this section. Therefore containment will remain at 64%.
The Rocky Mountain Area Type 2 Blue Team transitioned with a Type 4 organization on Friday, June 18, 2021.
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