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Duane Short, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
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Human Cause Sited For Squirrel Creek Fire

Investigators on the Squirrel Creek Fire say they’ve determined it was human caused.

“One thing people should understand is, 75 percent of the fires, at least, are human caused. And we just ask people to be very careful. Its bad enough that we do have the lightening

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Rain Helps Fight Against Wyoming Fires

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) — Rain has helped crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.

The residents of about 15 homes were evacuated Wednesday evening because the fire grew to the southeast in beetle-killed timber. However,

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Highlands Fire Contained In Northeast Wyoming, Southwestern South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Fire crews have fully contained the Highlands Fire burning in southwest South Dakota and northeast Wyoming, and made progress on the White Draw Fire in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

The Highlands Fire destroyed five structures including two homes between New

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Newcastle Oil Creek Fire, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

North of Newcastle the Oil Creek Fire has burned over 58,000 acres with about 40 percent containment. Those numbers were reported late Wednesday.

Incident Information Officer, Mary Bean says area evacuations have bee

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Fire Watch Roundup

The Arapaho fire northwest of Wheatland, as of late Wednesday had burned over 93,000 acres with 25 percent containment.

Burnout operations on the SW corner of the fire were successful. Fire officials say shi

U.S. Forest Service
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New Evacuation Orders for Albany County, Squirrel Creek Fire Grows

The Albany County Sheriff’s has issued an immediate evacuation notice for the Lake Owen and Dry Park vicinity. The Squirrel Creek Fire has grown considerably in the past 24 hours, and in an unpredictable fashion. Anyone in the area should evacuate immediately.

A pre-evacuation noti

Valerie Blair, U.S. Forest Service
Valerie Blair, U.S. Forest Service
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Fires Continue To Grow In Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Fed by bone-dry timber and fanned by hot winds, the four major wildfires burning in Wyoming have swallowed up tens of thousands of acres and forced hundreds to flee while cutting a destructive path across the state.
The largest, the Arapaho Fire burning near Laramie Peak southwest of W

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Arapaho Fire Update – Tuesday July 3rd

Heat exhaustion, smoke and poor visibility, narrow dirt roads and animals on those road are all safety concerns facing firefighters working the Arapaho fire northwest of Wheatland. That fire has grown to about 88,000 acres.

Fire spokesman, Jim Whitti

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Lyn Smith, County 10 News
Lyn Smith, County 10 News
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Large Fire Near Dubois

A new wildfire is burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. County 10 News is reporting the fire was discovered Tuesday afternoon, and a large smoke plume is visible in the area. According to the County 10 News website:

According to Adam Long, manager at Brooks Lake Lodge, the fire

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U.S. Forest Service Photo
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More Evacuations As Wyoming Wildfires Grow

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildfires are continuing to spread around Wyoming, forcing hundreds to evacuate and burning several structures.

The Arapaho Fire burning near Laramie Peak southwest of Wheatland is n

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Amani Hasan, Flickr
Amani Hasan, Flickr
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Casper Fireworks Still A "Go," For Now

Casper firefighters and crews from the department of public works are working hard to ensure a safe area for the 4th of July fireworks display planned for Wednesday at the Casper Events Center.

Casper Fire Chief Mark Young says crews are mowing grass, and preparing the site to ensure potential grass fires started from the fireworks show are confined to a small area, and easily extinguished.

Young added that a final decision on whether to launch the

NASA.gov
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Fire View From Space

As fires continue spreading in Wyoming, you can get a different perspective on how large they are by taking a look at photos taken from space. NASA has several satellite photos of the wildfires, including those i

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