316 fires burns Saturday behind the Hannah Miners-Snake River 6-man 1A football game at HEM (Courtesy Braden Duncan)
CASPER, Wyo. — The “RR 316” fire near Hanna, Wyoming led to the evacuation of the entire town on Saturday, destroyed a fire engine and burned over the town’s water treatment plant.
Residents were able to return home Sunday after evacuations were lifted, but the fire is still burning, according to the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming.
BLM Wyoming said at around noon on Monday, Sept. 7 that the fire “was mapped at 14,201 acres today and remains 20% contained.”
“Highway 72 is now open and crews will continue working today to secure the fire perimeter,” BLM Wyoming said. “Thank you to all the fire fighters working this Labor Day.”
Further details about the fire are available in this article.