Winds Cause Wyoming Wildfire to Double in Size

Wildland firefighting crews believed they had a wildfire in Roger's Canyon contained yesterday morning, but winds caused it to double in size.


Wildland firefighting crews believed they had a wildfire in Roger's Canyon contained yesterday morning, but winds caused it to double in size, according to KUSA-TV

Winds picked up around 10 a.m., causing the then 100-acre fire to group to approximately 200 acres.

The fire is currently burning grass, brush and trees but is not threatening homes or other structures in the area, according to the report.

No injuries have been reported and no evacuations are currently in effect.

Firefighters from the Laramie Fire Department, the Big Laramie, Centennial and Vedauwoo volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the area, along with crews from the Bureau of Land Management, according to the Laramie Boomerang.