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Pedro Mountain Fire mostly contained, evacuations lifted

Pedro Mountain Fire. (Natrona County Fire District)

The Pedro Mountain Fire southwest of Alcova is 82 percent contained, according to a release from the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management.

The fire, which started on August 24 from a lightning strike, has burned 23,408 so far.

Structure protection is no longer needed, according to the release, and crews are working on containing hot spots.

Evacuations were lifted at 2 p.m. yesterday, allowing residents to enter neighborhoods.

The release says some residents were “surprised to see there is still some green around their homes” in yard areas crews were able to save.