Due to current fire conditions and the anticipated elevated risk of wildfire, Stage 1 fire restrictions were put in place Thursday, July 5 on all National Forest System lands within the Sierra Madre Range and Snowy range on the Medicine Bow National Forest.
In light of an outpouring of community support, the Big Laramie Fire Department has set up a trailer at The Butcher Block in West Laramie to collect donated items for the firefighters battling the Badger Creek Fire in the southern Snowy Range.
The Badger Creek Fire has burned 2,300 acres after it made a large, wind-driven run Monday in southern Albany County on the Medicine Bow National Forest and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with fire…
The Forest Service said that as of 9 p.m. Sunday, the fire was roughly estimated at 100 acres and there is no containment. On Sunday, efforts were focused on evacuation, public safety and fire assessment.