More than a thousand people die on the mountain after ‘bizarre’ fire in Wyoming

More than one thousand people have died after a massive blaze in the Colorado Plateau of Wyoming, officials said Monday.

State officials say there are at least 1,000 people trapped on the summit of the Mount Mazama at Lake Mazama in the northwestern corner of the state.

It’s the highest mountain in the state, at about 3,700 feet above sea level.

The Associated Press has not been able to independently verify the death toll.

The blaze began about 8:30 a.m.

Sunday on the east side of the mountain, when the fire started on a ridge near a road, fire officials said.

A total of 1,800 firefighters battled the blaze for two days.

An emergency declaration was issued for residents and businesses.

It’s not clear how long the fire will continue to burn.