WPR News
9:07 am
Tue August 15, 2006

Casper Fire Rages On

Laramie, WY – A wildfire is threatening several hundred homes near Casper Mountain at this hour. One hundred firefighters are battling the fire tonight and another hundred will likely join them by tomorrow morning. An official says the fire jumped containment lines today, pushing fire crews back to protect threatened homes in the Casper Mountain subdivision. Bill Crapser is the Wyoming state forester. He says the six-thousand-acre-fire is not the biggest he's seen this season, but it's a bad one.
The fire has prompted a high-level coordinated effort between county, state and federal agencies.