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Fire crews battle 3 grass fires on Missouri Valley Road this morning

Fire crews battle 3 grass fires on Missouri Valley Road this morning

Fremont County District Fire Chief Craig Haslam tells County 10 there were three separate fires burning on Missouri Valley Road this morning. Two of the fires were smaller, but the largest of the three burned about 31.5 acres. Haslam noted the strong winds were a factor in pushing these fires. There were no injuries reported and no structures damaged, although there were a few structures being closely monitored by firefighters. In total 14 units and 28 firefighters helped contain these fires. The Wyoming Forest Division, BLM and BIA crews also assisted Fremont County Fire District teams. Haslam could not give an exact cause of the fires; however, he did indicate that they were human-caused. "We know someone started these fires ... it may have been accidental, like someone had a mechanical problem with their vehicle, or these fires were started intentionally." The official cause is still under investigation. [image: 13603799_10209008676066489_7450303474946137437_o.jpg] [image: 13669533_10209008678026538_6102262115532334621_o.jpg] [image: 13640918_10209008635865484_9091223669958309254_o.jpg] Crews were fighting another grass fire Sunday evening near the north end of Buckhorn Flatts and that burned about five acres. This fire was started by people burning a pile of debris and the wind picked it up. Firefighters spent about five hours containing this fire. No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged. Haslam reminds the community to take extra caution if and when you're burning. "Things are really drying out so if you need to burn make sure you do it when there is no wind." #county10 #news