Officials announce that Britania Mountain Fire at 95% containment (VIDEO)

Courtesy of the Britania Mountain Fire Facebook page

The Britania Mountain Fire is 95% contained, according to the latest report from firefighting officials. This, according to a written statement that was released on Friday, September 7th, through the official Britania Mountain Fire Facebook page.

The lightning-caused fire is said to have ignited approximately six miles from the Wyoming community of Wheatland, on the border of Platte and Albany counties.

To date, the fire has reportedly burned 32,089 acres, since the blaze began during the early morning hours of August 26th.

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“As containment objectives are achieved excess firefighting personnel are being reassigned to other incidents or returning to their home units,” the written statement from officials says. “This trend will continue in order to right-size the organization with the values at risk.”

Currently 239 personnel are reportedly assisting with the firefighting efforts. This is down from the fire’s peak, which saw just over 500 firefighters and personnel, from all around the United States.

As of Friday morning, mandatory evacuations remain in effect for residences north of Palmer Canyon Road in Platte County, west of the Laramie River to the Albany County line. Evacuations are also in place for Albany County residents, from the Platte County line to Cottonwood Road.

Palmer Canyon Road remains closed in the fire area in both Platte County and Albany County.