Casper, Wy – Shifting winds today (Wednesday) continued to drive the Jackson
Canyon fire through heavy timber on Casper Mountain, south of
Casper. But firefighters have prevented the loss of homes there so
The fire is burning about five miles south of Casper. It spread
from a reported eight-thousand acres this morning (Wednesday) up to
96-hundred acres by noon. That's about 15 square miles and hundreds
of residents have been evacuated from their homes.
A top-level federal fire management team took over control of
firefighting efforts this morning. More fire teams and resources
are pouring into the area to help fight the fire.
Governor Freudenthalyesterday (Tuesday)
declared a state of emergency.