Southern Wyoming Wildfire Continues To Grow, Destroys Property

Jun 13, 2018

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At over 5,000 acres as of Wednesday morning, the Badger Creek Fire continues to grow near the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming close to the Colorado border.

Aaron Voos, a spokesperson with the Medicine Bow National Forest said Highway 230 remains closed and multiple structures have been destroyed. More details will become public once Albany County notifies the affected property owners. 

Voos said hundreds of firefighters are on the scene, and personal and resources are continuing to arrive. 

“It is spreading in multiple directions and it’s kind of been the same since the beginning of the fire,” said Voos. “Growth has been mainly to the east but there has been some growth to the north, and from what I understand of the fire activity today there has been some growth to the north.”

Voos said the cause of the fire is still unknown, “so we want to still encourage people to contact us if they have any information regarding what may have happened in the area of origin of the fire on Sunday afternoon.”

The public is asked to call 307-745-2392 and select option 5 to leave a detailed message with any information.