Emergency crews tend to a wildland fire near Rogue River on Saturday afternoon. (Submitted Photo)

CASPER, Wyo. — Emergency personnel rushed to a fire Saturday afternoon that covered roughly half an acre of land and were able to prevent the blaze from spreading any further.

Dispatchers alerted Casper Fire Department crews of the fire at roughly 12:30 p.m., and first responders rushed to the scene at Trappers Trail and Rogue River.

Firefighters responded to the scene with four units and the on-duty battalion chief. As of press time, no injuries related to the emergency have been reported. The fire’s cause remains under investigation. Crews were assisted on scene by the Natrona County Fire Protection District, officers with the Casper Police Department and telecommunicators with the Public Safety Communications Center.

The Casper Fire Department reminds residents and visitors to take proactive measures to
prevent wildland and wildland–urban interface fires, especially during early fall months. Those with property or homes near interface areas should trim vegetation surrounding their property to a height of less than 4 inches, at least 30 feet in all directions. People should clear gutters of dead leaves and branches. Dead leaves, branches and debris should be regularly removed from around homes, under porches and around attic vents.