Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
declared a state of emergency this afternoon (Tuesday) as winds pushed a fast-moving wildfire toward hundreds of
evacuated homes south of Casper.
Officials said winds were driving flames and had forced
firefighters to pull back in places this afternoon.
The fire had burned about five-thousand acres by mid-afternoon
today. The fire has burned areas of Casper Mountain.
Freudenthal says his office is pushing to get more federal
firefighting resources assigned to the fire. But he says demand is
high for fire teams and equipment around the country.