Update on Britania Mountain Fire
The Britania Mountain Fire has been 100 percent controlled for several days now. That means there is an effective line around the whole fire. There are, however, several pocket of unburned vegetation inside the perimeter. Local fire crews are no longer patrolling the perimeter, but keeping their eyes out for flare ups and watching for smoke. Most of these will be inside the perimeter.
According to Aimee Binning, Albany County EMA Coordinator, many ranchers lost grass, including fall grazing, fences, corrals and baled/stacked hay. The county emergency coordinators including Binning have contacted the USDA FSA with names of producers in order to help facilitate any assistance that might be available through federal programs, said Binning.
At it’s peak, 650 personnel were on the fire at one time, including at least 79 from local and county departments.
Acres burned: 32,089
State land – 1,916 acres
BLM – 701 acres
Forest Service – 2,082 acres
Private (Albany) 13,674
Private (Platte) – 13,716
Residences burned: 5 – (No primary residences were burned, these were secondary or historical buildings.)
Outbuildings burned: 21
Contact information for those who lost property in the fire.
Aimee Binning, Albany County EMA Coordinator
Sheryl Hunter, USDA FSA, Albany County
307-326-5657 ext 2
Terry Stevenson, Platte County EMA Coordinator
307-322-1356 or 307-331-8521
Pam Metz, USDA FSA, Platte County
307-322-4050 ext 3107
–Britania Mountain Fire, Platte County, Albany County