Fire stirred by wind takes CRP land


Courtesy of Elizabeth Daugherty

Above: The fire began around 1 p.m. on CR 157 and 223. Fire was in the CRP and burning fast with the wind Sunday afternoon.

Laramie County Fire District No. 3 of Albin responded to a grass fire on Sunday afternoon southwest of Albin. The fire was on County road 157 and 223. There was no damage to surrounding structures but about 25 to 30 acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land was burned. The Wyoming wind was blowing at an approximate speed of 23 miles per hour, which did not help with the extinguishing of the fire.

Laramie County Fire District No. 3 called upon other local fire districts to assist in the grass fire outside Albin. Laramie County Fire Districts No. 3, Albin, No. 5, Pine Bluffs, No. 6, B...

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