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Fire Burns Around Homes On Cole Creek Road [AUDIO]

7.25 fire on Cole Creek Road, Daniel Sandoval, K2 Radio
7.25 fire on Cole Creek Road, Daniel Sandoval, K2 Radio

Fire crews responded to a grass-fire east of Casper call shortly after noon today (Monday). Fire burning past homes:

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“Around 12:15 today (Monday), we were notified of a grass-fire off of Sandpiper road, which is just off of Cole Creek towards the west. First arriving units of Natrona County Fire District found a very rapidly growing grass-fire that started clear out on the east of Sandpiper and burned up to Cole Creek. We did lose one garage, shop-style structure, and damage, we’re still doing damage assessment, but there’s been numerous vehicles, a boat, everything that were damaged by this grass-fire.”

7.25 fire on Cole Creek Road, Daniel Sandoval, K2 Radio
7.25 fire on Cole Creek Road, Daniel Sandoval, K2 Radio

Natrona County Fire Investigator Dave Baker said the swiftly moving fire around structures called for a change in strategy.

Save structures first, then hit grass-fire:

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“Fire crews, normally we get on scene here and we go after the grass-fire; in cases like this where there’s so much residential structures around, that’s our intention is we let the grass-fire go by and we go to the structure and skirt the grass-fire around it until we get it into an area where we can contain it.”

7.25 fire on Cole Creek Road, Daniel Sandoval, K2 Radio
7.25 fire on Cole Creek Road, Daniel Sandoval, K2 Radio

Baker said the preliminary investigation puts the cause as someone using a cutting torch. The burn area is between five and ten acres. Mr. Baker said crews will be mopping up well into the evening.

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