Hartville residents warned about Guernsey fire

Jun 11, 2012

Authorities are telling people in a community in southeast Wyoming to be ready to evacuate as a
large wildfire spreads.

They're telling the 70 people who live in Hartville on the east
side of Guernsey State Park to be ready to leave in an hour's
notice.

     A wildfire has burned over six square miles of the park since
Saturday. Hundreds of campers had to evacuate and the park remains
closed.

Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser said Monday one structure
has burned and the fire is 20 percent contained. Crapser says for a
time Sunday the wildfire was threatening Guernsey, a town of about
1,000 people southeast of the state park.

Another wildfire that has burned 13 square miles northwest of
Wheatland is now almost fully contained.