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Pathfinder may close for firefighting

The new AlertSense system will be able to notify people of emergencies or severe weather events, such as the Pedro Mountain Fire which burned over summer 2019. (Natrona County Fire District, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County Fire District says they are been responding to the “Pedro Mountain Fire,” which is visible from Alcova and Pathfinder Reservoirs. Officials say that firefighting efforts may close Pathfinder.

“All agencies are aware of the fire, please do not call 911, thank you,” said a Natrona County Fire District statement, Sunday afternoon.

Officials say that the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office has advised that Pathfinder Lake may possibly be closing, Monday, August 26, 2019, for fire fighting activities and a water source for the fire.

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“Please plan accordingly and begin to pack up if you are out at Pathfinder Lake,” the NCFD statement says.

According to the Bureau of Land Management, the Pedro Mountain fire started on Saturday, August 24, east of Pathfinder Reservoir and about 40 miles north of Rawlins, Wyo.

Currently, it is 0% contained and estimated at about 500 acres.

The BLM, the Wyoming State Forestry Division and county and local cooperators have contributed engines and air resources to the fire, including two Single Engine Air Tankers, a Blackhawk helicopter and a Very Large Air Tanker, as well as several others.