Glendo State Park Threatened By Fire

Glendo State Park Threatened By Fire

Another state park in southeast Wyoming is threatened by a wildfire.

Campers and visitors on the east side of Glendo State Park were evacuated Sunday night because of a wildfire burning on the nearby Wyoming National Guard training grounds. An unknown number were moved to the west side of the park and its reservoir.

The Sawmill Canyon fire began on Saturday. There were some guard units training in the area, which includes an artillery range. Officials say the fire has burned about 7 to 10 square miles of mixed trees and grass.

About 180 firefighters aided by helicopters and heavy air tankers are battling the fire.

No structures are threatened.

Earlier this summer, a fire forced the closure of Guernsey State Park, which is just south of the Glendo park.

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