A heavy helicopter working the Whit Fire refuels at Choice Avaiation on Thursday. ( Photo by Bruce Salzmann)

On Friday the Whit Fire grew to 10,198 acres but it is now 15 percent contained.

Hand crews have and will continue to strengthen firelines on the northern and southern perimeters. There are 448 people working on the fire with more arriving.

Buffalo Bill Reservoir remains closed for aircraft using the water on the Whit Fire. A no stopping zone is in effect through the fire zone where a 45 mph speed limit is in effect.

There will be another public meeting Saturday at 6 p.m. at Livingston School.

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