A quick blaze outside Hanna

Multiple fire departments respond to aid Hanna in fighting grassland fire


August 19, 2020

Mike Armstrong

The fire outside Hanna has responses from fire departments throughout the county.

Hanna Fire Chief Tracy Fowler was in her truck just a little outside of Hanna when the call came over her radio that there was a fire burning outside of town on August 11. She turned around and went to the fire station.

The fire's smoke could be seen in town. The location was on a hill 2.7 miles from town heading on WY 291 near the old RAG mine site.

RAG International, a German coal mining company, were the last owners of the mines in Hanna before they closed and the land went to BLM (Bureau of Land Management).

"At this point, we haven't got the official report from the BLM on the determ...

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