Squirrel Creek http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Hundreds asked to evacuate as Squirrel Creek Fire triples in size http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hundreds-asked-evacuate-squirrel-creek-fire-triples-size <p>A fire near Woods Landing in southeast Wyoming has burned 7,000 acres, and hundreds of residents are being asked to evacuate.</p><p>The fire has more than tripled in size since this morning. Albany County Sheriff Dave O&rsquo;Malley says fire officials tell him they&rsquo;ve never seen fires spread this fast.</p><p>&ldquo;The moisture level is such that it&rsquo;s low enough that even green grass burns like dry grass,&quot; O&#39;Malley said. &quot;In some situations, the fire has moved as fast as five miles in one hour.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:40:45 +0000 Willow Belden 26431 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hundreds asked to evacuate as Squirrel Creek Fire triples in size