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UPDATE, 2:40 p.m. — The wildland fire, named the Reid Canyon Fire, has been contained, according to the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office.
Crews will remain on the scene with equipment to monitor for any rekindling of the fire.
“No injuries have been reported at this time,” the sheriff’s office stated. “One family has been displaced due to damage to their home by the fire.”
The fire’s cause is under investigation by the Natrona County Fire District.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family impacted by this fire,” the sheriff’s office said.
UPDATE, 2:15 p.m. — The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says crews remain on the scene working to contain the wildland fire.
“As wind direction changes, deputies are continuously covering areas and advising appropriate evacuations,” the sheriff’s office said in its update.
The fire is active in the area of the 7900 block of Natrona Road, on the west side of Natrona Road at the base of Pine Mountain.
CASPER, Wyo. — A wildland fire has been reported in western Natrona County off Highway 20/26, prompting evacuations, the Natrona County Fire District announced shortly after noon Thursday.
Units are on scene fighting the fire, and it is “an evolving incident,” the NCFD said.
The fire is in the timber of Reid Canyon on Pine Mountain, and the potential for spread is “likely,” NCFD spokesperson Leighton Burgen told Oil City.
“Please avoid the area and do not park along the highway or enter the area,” the NCFD further advised.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.