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Pedro fire updates: expected to spread Thursday, donations for victims accepted

(Courtesy of the BLM)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Pedro Mountain Fire is expected to continue to grow on Thursday, Aug. 29.

A “red flag” warning has been issued through the evening with a fire weather watch throughout the day, the Natrona County Fire District says.

They added the following fire predictions:

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  • 12 hours: “Torching, spotting, active fire spread in the grass/sagebrush and mixed conifer. Projected spread is to the east/northeast. Southwesterly winds will influence the rate of spread in the grass and sage.”
  • 24 hours: “Torching, spotting, active fire spread in the grass/sagebrush and mixed conifer. Anticipated growth throughout the day, continuing to the east/northeast throughout the burn period with diminished activity throughout the evening.”

324 firefighters are on scene to help fight the blaze.

11,084 acres have burned along with four structures. Those structure losses were initially reported on Wednesday.

“All property owners within the fire’s perimeter should email the Carbon County Fire Warden at johnrutherford@carbonwy.com about giving consent to firefighters to establish containment lines on each lot,” NCFD says.

There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms and showers beginning in the afternoon and into the night.

Donations to help victims are being accepted from 8 am – 4 pm Thursday and Friday at the Alcova Community Church, according to NCFD.

“Red Cross of Wyoming is standing by to help,” they add. “Those seeking assistance can reach the Red Cross at (307) 222-8272. For more information contact Disaster Program Manager Gehrig Haberstock at (307) 251-2231 gehrig.haberstock3@redcross.org.”