Fire closed Shoshoni-Casper Highway Thursday evening

An image capture from the WYDOT webcam at Natrona of the Middle Fork or "MP39" Fire at 9:38 p.m. Thursday night. WYDOT via National Weather Service - Riverton

Wyoming Highway 20-26 between Shoshoni and Casper was closed for nearly four hours yesterday evening and night due to a wildfire burning next to the highway.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Road and Weather Office reported the road closed at milepost 39 on the Casper side at 6:25 p.m. and did not reopen until 10:34 p.m.

The grass fire was reported at 6:15 p.m. and spread rapidly in the dry grass and sagebrush.

No injuries were reported.