Cigarette found to be cause of grass fire extinguished in Crook County Tuesday - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Cigarette found to be cause of grass fire extinguished in Crook County Tuesday

Wyoming Highway Patrol assisting with grass fire near Moorcroft (WHP, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo — The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) assisted Crook County Fire units with a grass fire beside I-90 near Moorcroft on Tuesday. Fire units identified the source as a cigarette.

“It was pretty fresh looking,” said Doug Lief, Crook County fire warden, adding that older butts puff out with rain or disintegrate.

Leif said two Type 2 and two Type 6 brush units responded around 10:00 a.m., one type each from both Moorcroft and Pine Haven. He said WHP happened to be in the area to assist with traffic control at the fire near mile marker 163 on I-90 about 10 miles outside of Moorcroft.

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“Fortunately, the wind was calm, and fire units were able to extinguish the fire quickly,” said WHP.

Red Flag Warning are in effect for much of Wyoming, citizens are reminded to dispose properly of smoking materials.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) assisted Crook County Fire units with a grass fire beside I-90 near Moorcroft on Tuesday. Fire units identified the source as a cigarette. (WHP, Facebook)