Two hundred and fifty additional homes are being evacuated because of the spreading Lava Mountain Fire in Fremont County.
The Western Montana Fire Incident Management Team issued new evacuation orders Monday for residents and campers in the Union Pass, Porcupine, Hat Butte and Warm Springs areas. Firefighters have been preparing homes and structures in the area in the event the blaze did spread.
“(Firefighters) have really gone through a lot of effort and done everything possible to prepare for this potential,” said spokeswoman Hailey Graf.
Evacuees are being asked to check in with the Red Cross at the old school in Dubois, Wyoming.
The Lava Mountain fire has consumed over 5,000 acres and is currently zero percent contained. It’s one of nine medium to large fires currently burning in Wyoming.