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Casper Fire: Boom sounds appear to be ‘a lot of noise from nothing’

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UPDATE: Casper Fire-EMS Department Public Information Officer Dane Anderson said that the explosion sound appears to have come from someone shooting at an exploding target near, but outside of city limits. There is no fire reported and no danger to the public.

CASPER, Wyo. — Multiple people in the Casper area have reported hearing the sound of a boom on around 7:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 16.

However, Casper Fire-EMS Department Public Information Officer Dane Anderson says that whatever took place is “a lot of noise from nothing.” He said that the sound appears to have come from someone shooting at an exploding target near, but outside of Casper city limits.

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“There is no danger to the public at this time,” he added.

Anderson explained that fire crews initially responded to reports of a possible explosion off of Rainbow Drive on the south end of Valley Hills. That’s why fire and police crews sent a large response in case of an explosion.

However, responders found evidence of no explosion.

Anderson said that near the same time, there were reports of a possible small wildfire in the Wolf Creek area. However, responders detected evidence of no fire.

He reiterated that there is no danger to the public.

Anderson said Casper Police or Natrona County Sheriff’s Office were investigating the matter.

Oil City will provide further updates if those become available.