Casper fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Progress being made on Casper Fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/progress-being-made-casper-fire <p>Officials say the Sheep Herder Hill fire on Casper Mountain is about 50 percent contained.</p><p>Officials also say there was a lot more damage then previously thought. They have counted 36 homes and cabins destroyed by the wildfire burning on Casper Mountain. The number is a big jump from the seven confirmed earlier this week.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:03:35 +0000 Associated Press 30012 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Progress being made on Casper Fire Casper fire gaining strength http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/casper-fire-gaining-strength <p>A fire on Casper Mountain is estimated at over ten thousand acres and it continues to grow and residents are being asked to evacuate at a moments notice.</p><p>Public Information Officer Bob Fawcett says over 500 people have been evacuated due to the&nbsp; and they are now fighting the blaze both on the ground and through the air.&nbsp; Fawcett says the blaze is gaining in strength.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:20:57 +0000 Bob Beck 29873 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Casper fire gaining strength