U.S. Forest Service

The Albany County Sheriff’s has issued an immediate evacuation notice for the Lake Owen and Dry Park vicinity. The Squirrel Creek Fire has grown considerably in the past 24 hours, and in an unpredictable fashion. Anyone in the area should evacuate immediately.

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for the area within a four-mile radius around Albany, Wyoming. Officials say anyone in that area should prepare to evacuate on minute’s notice.

The evacuation center is located at the Albany County Fairgrounds. The phone number is 307-721-1801.

The Squirrel Creek Fire has grown to more than 9,000 acres, and is 30-percent contained.