Fire near Wyoming reservoir grows; more firefighters arrive

August 27, 2019 GMT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire burning near Pathfinder Reservoir in central Wyoming has grown to more than 14.5 square miles (37.5 square kilometers) since it began last weekend from lightning.

The fire is located about 40 miles north of Rawlins and is burning a rural area of timber, brush and grass.

Additional firefighters reached the fire on Monday, bringing the total personnel fighting the fire to over 260. They are being aided by several helicopters.

By Tuesday morning, they had gained about 10 percent containment on the fire.