Hanna residents allowed to return home

Almost two years to the day after the Roosevelt Fire ignited burning 55 homes in the Hoback Ranches, the entire community of Hanna in southern Wyoming was evacuated after homes are threatened by RR316 fire. Residents were allowed to return Sunday but the 7,500-acres fire remains 0 percent contained.

Hanna residents

were allowed to return home starting at

1 p.m. Sunday after a wildfire prompted

evacuations a day earlier.

The Carbon County Office of Emergency

Management was working with

local authorities to bring back the residents

who evacuated, the agency said in

a press release.

However, residents that return were

being asked to shelter in place.

The fire has burned roughly 7,500

acres since it ignited Saturday and is 0

percent contained, according to the Bureau

of Land Management. FEMA on

Saturday authorized the use of federal

funds to help with firefighting costs due

to the blaze, which threatened roughly

200 home and 846 residents.

The fire burned over the town’s

water treatment plant and destroyed one

engine, according to FEMA.

Power to the small, Carbon County

community has been restored, according

to the emergency management office.

Black Hills Energy is expected to

go door-to-door to re-light pilot lights

for customers that use natural gas.

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