A community meeting was held on Monday, 09/17/12 at the Casper City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting was broadcast on the local cable channel. To view this meeting and the previous meetings, visit the City of Casper website: http://tinyurl.com/96u3ogd.
As of 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, 09-16-2012 the fire is 100% contained. Some flare-ups may occur in the interior of the fire area and smoke may be visible in the area for some time. Residents should remain vigilant. A small number of evacuations remain in place but all pre-evacuation notices have been canceled.
Monday Sept. 17, 2012 - Natrona County Emergency Management Agency lifted mandatory evacuations for almost all residents and canceled its pre-evacuation order for everyone else. RESIDENTS and property owners ONLY are allowed into their properties. Those residents WILL BE REQUIRED to show proof of property ownership to Natrona County Sheriff's Deputies at the road blocks into the area. An identification placard will be issued to allow those residents only, continued access to their property.
One portion of the fire area will remain closed and under a mandatory evacuation order. The evacuation area is bounded roughly by Limber Pine Trail on the north, south to Hazelton Trail, Cougar Drive on the west, and east to Canyon Drive. The evacuation area also includes lower Ponderosa Park Road, which will be closed at the switchback. Active firefighting operations and numerous hazard trees in those areas make it unsafe for residents at this time.
The Muddy Mountain Road is now open to the general public, but access to Muddy Mountain is from South Circle Drive or Coal Mountain Road ONLY. A type III organization, Dick Terry Incident Commander, took over the fire at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. On 9-10-12 there was a new fire started approximately 2 miles to the west - the Elk Horn Fire. This fire is now 100% contained and out. An estimated 15,556 acres have burned.
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 09th, 2012 approx. 04:30 PM|
|Location||Casper Mountain, Casper WY|
|Incident Commander||Dick Terry|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday September 16th, 2012 approx. 05:00 PM|
10 Timber (litter and understory)Fir, Lodgepole pine, Ponderosa Pine, and Sage. A large amount of blowdown and beetle-killed timber is within the fire area.
Crews will continue to monitor and mop-up all fireline and provide structure protection.
Costs to date estimated at $3,366,507.
|Wind Conditions||22 mph NW|