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Pedro Mountain fire claims four structures, grows to 10,255 acres

(Courtesy of the Wyoming BLM)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Pedro Mountain fire east of Pathfinder Reservoir has claimed at least four structures.

The fire has also grown to 10,255 acres and is 10% contained, according to a Wednesday, Aug. 28 report from the National Interagency Coordination Center.

The Bureau of Land Management said on Tuesday that the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and County Fire Warden were checking the status of properties in the area.

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The fire threatens structures as well as sage-grouse habitat, according to the national report. 289 personnel were involved in fighting the fire.

The BLM shared the following video on their Facebook page:

“Two CL-415 Superscoopers pick up water from the Pathfinder Reservoir to drop on the Pedro Mountain Fire,” the Wyoming BLM said. “These aircraft can scoop about 1,000 gallons of water to help aid fire suppression efforts.”

Evacuations and enclosures remain in place.

Evacuations were in effect for these areas according to BLM’s Tuesday updates:

  • Pedro Mountain Estates
  • Pedro Mountain Ranch Road
  • Cardwell Ranch

Red Cross is available to assist anyone who needs help.

“Please contact Ron Brown at (307) 321-1514 for further Red Cross information,” the update says.

The BLM added that Natrona County Road 407 / Carbon County 291, which is also known as Kortes Road, is closed from the intersection of Natrona County 408, also known as Fremont Canyon, south to Leo/Sage Creek.

“The closure includes all roads west of the above location to Pathfinder Reservoir,” they add. “There is still currently public access to areas south of Leo/Sage Creek, including Miracle Mile and Kortes Dam Camp, through southern routes.”