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Sheep Herder Hill fire Community Meeting
Karen Snyder, K2 Radio
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Watch the Sheep Herder Hill Fire Public Information Meeting [VIDEO]

A public meeting was held Wednesday evening in the Casper City Council Chambers for those with questions about the Sheep Herder Hill fire on Casper Mountain. Officials also laid out the broad strategy for fighting the fires on Casper Mountain. Watch the entire meeting here:

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Karen Snyder, K2 Radio
Karen Snyder, K2 Radio
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Fire Strategy Laid Out At Community Meeting

Karen Snyder, K2 Radio

Great work done during initial attack on the Sheep Herder Hill Fire means  crews are now able to move forward with containment, which, as of Wednesday, was at about 50 percent.

Larry Floyd, one of the operation chiefs on the f

Karen Snyder, K2 Radio
Karen Snyder, K2 Radio
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Smoke and Ash – Natrona County Health Department Advises Caution

Karen Snyder, K2 Radio

Officials at the Natrona County Health Department say they’ve had reports of ash from the Sheep Herder Hill fire dropping as far away as Douglas. Audrey Grey is special operations manager at the h

Aerial Photos of the Sheep Herder Hill Fire atop Casper Mountain
Brian Weathers
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Aerial Photos of ‘Sheep Herder Hill’ Fire [GALLERY]

 

Brian Weathers

These aerial photos of the “Sheep Herder Hill” fire on Casper Mountain were taken by photographer Brian Weathers along with pilot Larry Earnshaw.

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Jackson Canyon Fire, Bryan Anderson
Bryan Anderson, Casper Journal
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A Recap Of 2006 “Jackson Canyon Fire” On Casper Mountain

As the Sheep Herder Hill Fire rages on, we wanted to look back at another fire that took place six years ago. Though tragic and scary, this is not the first time Casper Mountain has been up in flames. In fact, Casper Mountain has had it's fair share of fires. One of the worst of which occurred back in 2006, in a fire that is referred to as the 'Jackson Canyon Fire.'

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Specialized Equipment In Casper To Fight Fires [GALLERY,VIDEO]

With the size of the Sheep Herder Hill fire in excess of 15,000 acres, all the stops have been pulled and the equipment has been ordered in to fight it.

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Rich Denison, Townsquare Media
Rich Denison, Townsquare Media
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EXCLUSIVE: Casper Resident First To Report ‘Sheep Herder Hill’ Fire

 

Rich Denison, Townsquare Media

The emergency dispatch center in Casper has been overwhelmed with people calling 911 with questions about the fire. But when the “Sheep Herder Hill” fire started on Sunday afternoon, several people watched it in its initial stages without calling it in.

Casper reside

The Sheep Herder Hill Fire near Casper.  (Photo: Tom McCarthy, Townsquare Media)
The Sheep Herder Hill Fire near Casper. (Photo: Tom McCarthy, Townsquare Media)
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Casper’s Sheep Herder Hill Fire, As Seen On YouTube [VIDEOS]

Even since Casper Mountain’s 2006 fire, the proliferation of smart phones and social media has increased at an amazing rate – leading to a ton of videos and photos being posted and shared on the Sheep Herder Hill fire.  (Important to note that you shouldn’t be in the way of officials while shooting these, as some tend to do here in Casper during emergency situations.)  Here’s a look at some of what’s making YouTube so far – let us know if we missed anything!

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The Sheep Herder Hill Fire near Casper.  (Photo: Tom McCarthy, Townsquare Media)
The Sheep Herder Hill Fire near Casper. (Photo: Tom McCarthy, Townsquare Media)
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Gov. Mead Sends National Guard to Assist With Wyoming Fires

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has activated the Wyoming National Guard to assist in fighting the wildfire that has forced hundreds of families from their homes near Casper. This, according to an official re

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Casper Mountain Evacuation Map - Updated Sept 10
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Casper Mountain Fire Evacuation List

 

Tom McCarthy, Townsquare Media

Check back for the most recent evacuation orders for Casper, Casper Mountain and Central Wyoming. The K2 Radio News team is tracking the Sheep Herder Hill Fire and is your source for up-to-the-minute information from local, state and federal emergency responders.

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K2 Radio FireCam Shows Live Images of Casper Mountain [PHOTOS]

See up-to-the-second images of Casper Mountain and the Sheep Herder Hill Fire.

*The images may be difficult to see at night.

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Rich Denison, K2 Radio News
Rich Denison, K2 Radio News
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5pm Fire Update From Rich Denison [AUDIO]

Rich Denison, K2 Radio News

K2 Radio’s Rich Denison has been on the mountain all day and had this late afternoon update from the fire command center.

He says fire personel continue to arrive, with federal fire fighters expected to take over tomorrow.

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