Lightning was the cause of a fire that burned around 200 acres of land between Hudson and Lander Tuesday evening, Lander Rural Fire Chief Nick Johnson confirmed to us Wednesday.
The blaze was centered around the Snavely Lane area, north of mile post 85 on Highway 789, or just northeast of Ruby Ranch and Sprouts Greenhouse, across the river, on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Johnson confirmed to us that “no structures were lost.” He said about 50 firefighters were on scene. Representatives from the Lander Rural Fire Department, Lander City Fire Department, Hudson Fire Department, Battalion 1, the U.S. Forrest Service, and BIA Forestry all responded.
The initial call for the fire came in at 4:04 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Tuesday evening also saw a grass fire near Burris Lenore Road, northeast of Crowheart. That call came in at 4:37 p.m. and was responded to and contained by Morton-Kinnear Fire and the Dubois Fire District.
County firefighters have been called out Wednesday afternoon to a small grass fire in the Lyons Valley area at around 2:15 p.m. That fire was contained within roughly 20 minutes.