A second fire in northern Albany County has now burned almost 250 acres just 20 miles north of a fire that burned 290 acres in the county last week.
Crews are continuing to work through their shifts to fight the two fires, both of which have stopped spreading as responders work toward full containment.
“Crews are still just diligently working through their shifts and working hard to produce good containment lines and maintain vigilance,” Melissa Mokry of the Wyoming State Forestry Division said.
Mokry said she did not expect any significant developments on Wednesday aside from containment levels possibly rising.
The Clemons Fire, located about 40 miles northeast of Laramie in Sybille Canyon, began just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Around 290 acres were burned and the fire was 80% contained on Tuesday.
The Cabin Fire, located about 20 miles north of the Clemons Fire, had burned just less than 250 acres as of Tuesday. The fire began just after 5 p.m. Saturday. As with the Clemons Fire, the cause at this stage is unknown. It was 40% contained on Tuesday.
112 people have been fighting the Cabin Fire, which is largely burning on rocky, rugged terrain.
Mokry said she was not aware of any threatened structures in either fire.
Thunderstorms were possible in the area Tuesday as the previous week’s high temperatures dropped slightly.