Wildfire west of Glenrock burns 252 acres, one structure, three outbuildings - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Wildfire west of Glenrock burns 252 acres, one structure, three outbuildings

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — A wildfire west of Glenrock near US 20 burned approximately 252 acres, one structure and three outbuildings, according to Evansville Fire Chief Leo Malsom.

Malsom said on Wedneday, July 8 that the fire, which was first reported on Tuesday, also damaged some heavy equipment in the outbuildings. The fire burned entirely within Converse County.

Malsom along with investigators from Bureau of Land Management and Wyoming State Forestry are tasked with investigating the fire, which has been contained.

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Crews have continued monitoring the fire for hotspots. Malsom said that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A number of agencies responded to the fire, including:

  • Glenrock Volunteer Fire Department
  • Douglas Volunteer Fire Department
  • Converse County Rural Firefighters
  • Evansville Fire Department
  • Natrona County Fire District
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Wyoming State Forestry

Air resources were also deployed, according to Malsom. That included:

  • three large air tankers (flew in from surrounding states)
  • 2 two-seat planes (State of Wyoming resources based out of Casper)
  • Helitack team (Blackhawk helitack crew out of Boise, State of Wyoming hotshot crew)