Pedro Mountain
FIRE
23,408
acres
33.8 mi
SSW of Bessemer Bend, WY
82%
containment
OUT
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Incident #: WY-RAD-019341
Fire Start: Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:26 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes: Iqcs: 458703 | Contain: 09/10/19 1800 | Control: 09/20/19 1700 | Out: 10/15/19 1100

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Today, September 4, at 2:00 pm, the evacuations and road closures in the Pedro Mountain Fire area will be lifted. More information at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6549/50843/

The Pedro Mountain fire started by a lightning strike on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The fire is located east of Pathfinder Reservoir in south-central Wyoming and approximately 40 miles northeast of Rawlins, Wyoming. Some evacuations and closures are in affect due to fire activity and firefighting apparatus.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Saturday August 24th, 2019 approx. 11:30 AM
Location:
Southwest of Alcova, Wyoming; east of Pathfinder Reservoir; 40 miles north of Rawlins
Incident Commander:
Wyoming Type 3 Team 2, Willy Watsabaugh, IC
Coordinates:
42.349, -106.897

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
191
Size (Acres):
23,408
Containment:
82%
Fuels Involved:
Short grass, brush, timber. Sagebrush is at critical fuel moistures.
Significant Events:
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering in the duff and around stump holes.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue to monitor and mop up near containment lines and around structures to prevent unwanted fire spread. Shadow day for incoming Type 4 incident management team.
Projected Incident Activity:
Minimal fire spread outside containment lines. Isolated torching, creeping, and smoldering may occur in previously burned areas.
Remarks:
Thursday's Operations:
Hotshot crews: 1
Type 2 Initial Attack crew: 1
Engines: 17
Water Tenders: 3
Dozer: 2
Aerial resources: 2

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon and especially Thursday evening.

Contact

Incident Contact
General Fire Information
Email: pedromountaininfo@gmail.com
Phone: 307-775-6020
Hours: M-F 7-4pm
Fire Unit Information
Wyoming State Forestry
5500 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne , WY 82002