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    Nearly 19,000 acres have burned; Structures destroyed in Britania Fire near Wheatland

    The Britania Fire, burning just west of Wheatland has burned nearly 19,000 acres as of Tuesday afternoon according to the Casper Star Tribune.

    The fire has destroyed a few structures, and at least one residence according to the Wheatland Fire Department.

    Firefighters have issued pre-evacuation notices for some area residents. Just shy of 200 firefighters are currently fighting the blaze.

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    Strong wind and dry conditions continue to accelerate the fire. Rough terrain and gusty winds are making the fire particularly difficult to deal with at this time.

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