Four structures damaged by Pedro Mountain Fire

CARBON COUNTY, WY — Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District personnel discovered four residences impacted by the Pedro Mountain Fire yesterday.

Damages range from a loss of outbuildings to permanent or seasonal homes. Agencies are in the process of notifying affected property owners and giving specific information on the extent of the damage.

The Carbon County Fire District is seeking permission from each private property owner within and adjacent to the fire’s perimeter to establish containment lines on individual lots.  The Incident Mangement Team and associated fire personnel need consent from landowners in order to better protect structures by cleaning away vegetation through a verity of methods including mechanical thinning, burnout operations, or building dozer or grader containment lines.

While permission does not guarantee safety against fire loss, containment lines greatly improve the likelihood that property will be defendable. In the absence of consent, fireline personnel may make the decision to proceed with the best fire protection methods.

All property owners within the fire’s perimeter should email consent to the Carbon County Fire Warden, johnrutherford@carbonwy.com.

The fire is still 10% contained and burning 10,255 acres. Fire crews are now battling a. red flag warning that includes increased winds and high temperatures along with low humidity.

Evacuations are still in place at Pedro Mountain Estates, Pedro Mountain Ranch Road, and Cardwell Ranch. Red Cross assistance is available for anyone needing services. 

Natrona County Road 407/Carbon Count 291 (aka Kortes Road) is closed from the intersection of Natrona County 408 (Fremont Canyon) to Leo/Sage Creek until further notice. The closure includes all roads west of the aforementioned location to the Pathfinder Reservoir. There is currently still public access to areas south of Leo/Sage Creek.

 

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