Ag burning cause of Blue Sky Highway fire yesterday

A fire on the 1600 block of Blue Sky Highway (WY 132) was reported around 4:15 pm yesterday, March 31st. Afternoon winds pushed some ag burning a landowner was doing out of control, shared Fremont County Fire District Division Chief Ron Wempen.

The fire impacted through traffic on the highway for a few hours as it burned about five acres of “heavy sagebrush and grass.” Unfortunately, it did destroy some Wyoming Highway Department fence, Ron noted. No injuries were reported.

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Responding fire crews include: Fort Washakie, Forest Service, Morton-Kinnear, Pavillion, Midvale, Missouri Valley, and Riverton.

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A fire on the 1600 block of Blue Sky Highway (WY 132) was reported around 4:15 pm yesterday, March 31st. Afternoon winds pushed some ag burning a landowner was doing out of control, shared Fremont County Fire District Division Chief Ron Wempen.

The fire impacted through traffic on the highway for a few hours as it burned about five acres of “heavy sagebrush and grass.” Unfortunately, it did destroy some Wyoming Highway Department fence, Ron noted. No injuries were reported.

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Responding fire crews include: Fort Washakie, Forest Service, Morton-Kinnear, Pavillion, Midvale, Missouri Valley, and Riverton.

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