Lightning strike causes fire on a hill

Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 6:19 PM CDT
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Several local fire agencies came to help fight the fire at Harriman Command last night that was started by lightning. The blaze began at 3:27 PM due to a lightning strike just southwest of the summit on I-80.

As of today, Firefighters went back into the mountain area to ensure the flames were out. With the Majority of the Fire fighting agencies helping, District 10 Fire Chief says only 2 acres scorched. The fire went until 1:14 AM, locals in the area, and the Salvation Army did their part bringing food and water to the firefighters on duty.

The county District firefighters are volunteers who ban together when duty calls. Laramie County District 10 provides emergency & medical services covering 168 square miles with 135 homes and cabins.

“We were very fortunate on this one being right at the top of the hill, and even though it was tough to get to, the wind was right, and the fire didn’t move that fast on us, we were able to get up there with our hand lines and get the fire contained fast.”

At this time, Fire Chief Paul Pomeroy reports the blaze is 100 percent contained at this time.

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