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Fire at Badger Creek

Wildfire begins in south Snowy Range, causes evacuations, WYO 230 closure


U.S. Forest Service and Albany County fire personnel responded to a wildfire Sunday afternoon in the southern Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, which forced evacuations from multiple locations due to rapid growth.

As of Sunday, 9 p.m. the Badger Creek Fire was roughly estimated at 100 acres and there is no containment.

The cause of the fire is unknown and its’ origin is near Forest Road 501, and between Badger Creek and the North Fork of Pelton Creek. That location is 2 miles north of the Wyoming/Colorado state line. Multiple communities and private property in-holdings are withi...

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