UPDATE: Mason Fire Southwest of Laramie Now 70% Contained
11/17 - 11:15 A.M. UPDATE
Albany County Emergency Management in a Facebook update at 11:15 a.m. Friday said there are currently 27 responders on the scene.
"It is 70% contained at this time," the post reads.
The agency asks that folks continue to avoid the area and give responders room to work.
6:20 P.M. UPDATE:
Albany County Emergency Management says the fire hasn't burned any further acreage than reported at 11 a.m., and still remains approximately 50% contained.
Officials say a fire burning southwest of Laramie along the Laramie River near Harmony has scorched approximately 100 acres.
Albany County Emergency Management in a Facebook update at 11 a.m. Thursday said 18 county firefighters and six fire engines were on the scene south of Wyoming 230 by Mason Lane and Lewis Road, and additional resources were being brought in to help battle the blaze.
"At this time, it is approximately 50% contained," the post reads.
The agency says high winds and dry conditions are fueling the fire.
People are being asked to avoid the area to give responders room to work.
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