The American Fork Fire has burned an estimated 8,334 acres as of Wednesday morning, an increase of more than 3,000 acres since Tuesday morning; there is no containment yet on the fire.
The fire is burning about 24 miles southwest of Harlowton in the White Sulphur Springs Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest. There have been no reported injuries or damaged structures. The lightning-sparked fire was reported on July 17th. There are 85 personnel assigned to the fire, along with numerous engines and dozers, with more on order. A Type II team will be in-briefed on Wednesday evening and take over the fire operations on Friday morning.