Sweetwater County fire grows to 12,400 acres


August 3, 2018

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A fire in southern Sweetwater County has intensified.

The Laney Rim Fire, located about 25 miles south of Rock Springs, grew from about 8,000 acres Tuesday evening to around 12,465 acres as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

“We’re estimating around 47 percent containment,” BLM Public Affairs Specialist Brad Purdy told the Rocket-Miner on Wednesday evening. “No residential structures were impacted and no injuries reported.

“All of that is the result of the great work being done by the Southwestern Wyoming Type 3 (Incident M...

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