Britania Fire Continues to Grow; Zero Percent Containment

The Britania Fire West of Wheatland is now at 13,300 acres, still zero percent contained.

Firefighters are hampered by winds and by the rugged territory. About 150 mostly local volunteer firefighters are fighting the fire right now.

Western & Southern Wyoming Type III Management Team 1, will be taking over the fire tomorrow morning at 07:00, with Willy Watsabaugh as Incident Commander. More crews & engines and overhead will be arriving by tomorrow from other states, including California and Florida.
No primary structures have been lost, but some outbuildings have been lost. Some evacuations have taken place, but no widespread evacuations have been ordered yet.

A public meeting is scheduled for tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7:00 PM at the Exhibit Hall at the Platte County Fairgrounds in Wheatland.