Firefighters fight fire with fire at Britania Mountain Fire

It has burned 30,250 acres 8 miles northwest of Wheatland, Wyoming

Britania Mountain Fire Wyoming

Above: Firefighters conduct a firing operation to remove the fuel along Palmer Canyon Road. Uploaded to InciWeb September 2, 2018.

Firefighters on the lightning-caused Britania Mountain Fire west of Wheatland, Wyoming have been conducting firing operations to stop the spread along roads and other barriers.

On the southwest side Palmer Road has been the focus for burnout operations and structure protection. Saturday there were spot fires across the lines in that area, but crews and aircraft engaged them quickly preventing spread of the fire farther south. Crews have also been working to protect structures in the Paradise subdivision and along Palmer Canyon Road.

(To see all of the articles on Wildfire Today about the Britania Mountain Fire, including the most recent, click HERE.)

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Map of the Britania Mountain Fire at 9:45 p.m. MDT September 2, 2018.

Both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are being used to support firing operations on the west side south of Britania Mountain.

The incident management team reported Monday that the fire has burned 30,250 acres. Evacuations are in effect.

Britania Mountain Fire Wyoming
Firefighters conduct a firing operation to remove the fuel along Palmer Canyon Road. Uploaded to InciWeb September 2, 2018.

The fire has destroyed 19 structures but that number has not been broken down by residences and outbuildings. There are 502 personnel assigned to the incident.

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Vicinity Map, Britania Mountain Fire.
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Map of the Britania Mountain Fire at 9:45 p.m. MDT September 2, 2018. Incident Management Team.




Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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