Laramie County Grass Fire Torches 500 Aces
A Friday afternoon grass fire south of Cheyenne burned 500 acres, but caused no injuries and burned no structures, according to officials with Laramie County Fire District #1.
The fire was one of several that have been reported in Laramie County recently, as dry and often windy conditions raise the fire danger. One recent blaze burned 2500 acres and at one point threatened the Dyno Nobel plant west of town.
The blaze was reported around 1 p.m. near Highway 85 in the Lummis Ranch area. firefighters from several different fire departments soon joined in the fight against the fire.
The fire was out by late Friday afternoon. the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.