Crews contain fire near Laramie Peak

CASPER, Wyo. — A fire burning north of Laramie Peak has been 100% contained.

The Ashenfelder Fire was discovered on Sept. 4 in the Medicine Bow National Forest and was caused by lightning.

“Crews completed line on the fire’s perimeter bringing containment to 100%,” a Monday, Sept. 9 update on Inciweb states.

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The 67 acre fire’s growth was limited due to burning in the footprint of a previous fire in the area.

Command of the fire will be transferred from a Type 3 incident management team to a Type 4 team.

“The team consists of 13 helitack members and a Type 3 helicopter which will be used to monitor the fire and respond to any new fires in the area,” the update adds.