squirrel creek fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en BAER Teams Check Extent of Damage After Wild-land Fires http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/baer-teams-check-extent-damage-after-wild-land-fires <p>HOST: The fire season came early to Wyoming this year. Usually, Wyoming doesn&rsquo;t see its biggest fires until late July but already there have been 10 fires that have burned over 265-thousand acres of land. Wet weather and the efforts of thousands of firefighters have contained the larger blazes &hellip;So what happens after a fire? Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Irina Zhorov reports.</p><p>Irina Zhorov: When the firefighters leave, the BAER team gets to work&hellip;</p><p>Larry Sandoval: It&rsquo;s B-A-E-R, and it stand for Burned Area Emergency Response&hellip;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 23:37:53 +0000 Irina Zhorov 27624 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BAER Teams Check Extent of Damage After Wild-land Fires Federal law enforcement investigating the Squirrel Creek Fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-law-enforcement-investigating-squirrel-creek-fire <p>Officials say the Squirrel Creek fire in Southeastern Wyoming was started by people. The ongoing investigation involves the Forest Service, Sheriff&rsquo;s Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, as well as the U-S Attorney&rsquo;s office.</p><p>Forest Service spokesman, Aaron Voos, says it&rsquo;s a criminal investigation that could carry significant repercussions if someone is convicted.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:18:34 +0000 Irina Zhorov 26618 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Federal law enforcement investigating the Squirrel Creek Fire Squirrel Creek Fire Continues To Grow http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/squirrel-creek-fire-continues-grow <p>Evacuations around the Squirrel Creek Fire near Laramie continued to expand north from Sheep Mountain to Lake Hattie on Tuesday. One house has been destroyed, but there are no numbers yet on how many more are threatened.&nbsp;</p><p>Incident Commander Rocky Opliger says the fire&rsquo;s proximity to residences as well as its erratic nature are keeping it the third priority fire in the nation.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:57:18 +0000 Irina Zhorov 26504 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Squirrel Creek Fire Continues To Grow Firefighters focus on protecting homes. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/firefighters-focus-protecting-homes <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Protecting homes and cabins is the focus for firefighters battling the Squirrel Creek fire in the Medicine Bow National forest near Woods Landing.&nbsp; The fire has consumed more than 7000 acres and Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos said it established itself on Sheep Mountain on Tuesday and had burned down towards Highway 230.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 22:30:32 +0000 Bob Beck 26451 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Firefighters focus on protecting homes.