Officials say the Sheep Herder Hill fire on Casper Mountain is about 50 percent contained.
Officials also say there was a lot more damage then previously thought. They have counted 36 homes and cabins destroyed by the wildfire burning on Casper Mountain. The number is a big jump from the seven confirmed earlier this week.
A fire on Casper Mountain is estimated at over ten thousand acres and it continues to grow and residents are being asked to evacuate at a moments notice.
Public Information Officer Bob Fawcett says over 500 people have been evacuated due to the and they are now fighting the blaze both on the ground and through the air. Fawcett says the blaze is gaining in strength.