A lightning-caused fire is burning more than 9,000 acres southwest of Alcova, WY.
The Pedro Mountain Fire is now 10% contained, and fire personnel hopes today’s favorable weather conditions will help prepare them for increased fire activity in the coming days as wind and temperatures rise.
Evacuations are in place for Pedro Mountain Estates, Pedro Mountain Ranch Road, and Cardwell Ranch.
The lightning-caused fire started in the early afternoon of August 24. It started high on Pyramid Mountain and has migrated down toward the Pathfinder Reservoir.
There are currently 264 personnel on the fire including hot shot crews, 22 engines, helicopters, & water tenders. The Incident Command Team was able to thoroughly evaluate the area after Sunday’s wind-driven fire run and efficiently place resources in key locations. Former Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Chief Willy Watsabaugh is the Incident Commander of the Type 3 team.
Aerial resources, including helicopters and air scoopers, assisted crews working on the ground to hold the fire and continue structure protection.