Albany County Residents Urged to Evacuate

Albany County Residents Urged to Evacuate

Authorities are calling for evacuations in an area of southern Albany County where a fast-growing wildfire is burning through dry and dead timber.

The Albany County Sheriff's office Sunday night urged residents in the Fox Creek Road area and the vicinity of Lake Hattie to evacuate.

The area is about 30 miles southwest of Laramie in the Medicine Bow National Forest area. It wasn't immediately clear how may residences are affected.

The department told residents in a message that "the Squirrel Creek Fire is advancing quickly. Please advise your neighbor if you have time."

Officials say the blaze was spotted Saturday afternoon and had grown to more than 2,000 acres by Sunday night, fueled by gusty winds and high temperatures.

There were no reports of any injuries or damage to structures.

The blaze is one of several burning through parched forest lands in Wyoming.

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