Detailed assessment reveals 52 structures destroyed on fire near Casper

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Map Sheep Herder Hill Fire 09-13-12
Map Sheep Herder Hill Fire 09-13-12
Map of the Sheep Herder Hill Fire 09-13-12. The red line is uncontrolled fire edge, while the black indicates completed fireline.

The incident management team running the Sheep Herder Hill Fire 5 miles southeast of Casper, Wyoming, while emphasizing that many structures have been saved, announced that 36 residences and 16 outbuildings are confirmed as destroyed. The team is calling the 15,416-acre fire 50 percent contained.

Some evacuations have been lifted, but they are still in effect for approximately 150 homes, with another 750 on advisory alert.

Assigned to the fire are 354 personnel, six hand crews, 4 helicopters, and 2 single engine air tankers.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.