Firefighters at Squirrel Creek Get Some Help From Mother Nature

Firefighters at Squirrel Creek Get Some Help From Mother Nature

Rain is helping crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.

The Albany County Sheriff's office Wednesday evening called for the residents of about 15 homes to evacuate because the fire grew to the southeast in beetle-killed timber. However, rain fell at the fire and crews made progress against the fire overnight so those evacuations could be lifted Thursday.

Residents previously evacuated on the east side of the fire were able to return home Wednesday.

The blaze has destroyed one home and three outbuildings.

Rain also fell on the Fontennelle fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and cool and cloudy conditions are expected Thursday.

However, thunderstorms are expected to bring erratic winds to the 91-square-mile Oil Creek fire in northeastern Wyoming.

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