Sheep Herder Hill Fire 100% Contained
As of 5:25 p.m. on Sunday, the Sheep Herder Hill fire is 100% contained.
While the fire is now contained, that does not mean it is extinguished, but fire crews have established a solid perimeter around the fire zone.
Flare-ups continue to occur in the interior of the fire area and may continue for some time. Fire officials say residents should remain vigilant.
The cause of the Sheep Herder Hill fire on Casper Mountain remains under investigation. The fire began the afternoon of Sunday, September 9th, and has burned 15,556 acres. Fire crews established 100 percent containment of the fire late yesterday.
Some property owners were allowed into the fire zone on Sunday to view their homes and cabins. More property owners will have that opportunity today, as county emergency management officials are making efforts to enable those with homes and cabins into areas deemed safe.
A third community meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. today in the Casper City Hall Council Chambers on David Street. Those unable to attend can view the meeting on the local access cable channel, or stream it live by CLICKING HERE.
Fire officials say Natrona County Emergency Management has lifted pre-evacuation warnings for the rest of Casper Mountain. That notice had affected about 750 homes on Casper Mountain.
Fire information officer Andy Lyon says fire crews had a busy weekend containing the fire, dealing with dry conditions, low humidity and gusty winds. Firefighters will continue monitoring hot spots and eliminating dangerous trees.
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