Evacuations Ordered Near Laramie

Evacuations Ordered Near Laramie

A wildfire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie has prompted new evacuations.

Aaron Voos of the U.S. Forest Service says the Albany County sheriff's office is evacuating cabins and homes within 3 miles of Fox Park, after a storm pushed the Squirrel Creek Fire west Monday evening.

He says fire officials are being very cautious after the blaze made a run Sunday. It has burned about 7,000 acres about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.

The governor's office says up at least 300 people have been told to leave.
Farther north, the Arapaho Fire has burned roughly 75,000 acres in the Laramie Range southwest of Wheatland.

The Fontenelle Fire, burning about 17 miles west of the western Wyoming community of Big Piney, has burned more than 47,000 acres.

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