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Red Cross Aiding Sheep Herder Hill Fire Evacuees

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Sheep Herder Hill Fire Line on Casper Mountain
Rich Denison, K2 Radio News

Officials with the American Red Cross say they were busy throughout Sunday night and Monday morning finding housing for Casper Mountain evacuees displaced by Sunday’s Sheep Herder Hill fire.

Officials with the Red Cross met with displaced evacuees Monday at Casper’s Parkway Plaza Hotel.

Traci Aguilar, the American Red Cross branch director for Natrona County, says the Red Cross will continue housing evacuees in Casper as the 10,000-plus acre fire continues burning.

“We’re going to assess the situation further today and decide if we need to put up a shelter,” Aguilar said.

Along with the Salvation Army, the Red Cross is partnering with multiple local organizations. 100 sack lunches were delivered Sunday night to hungry firefighters and Red Cross and Salvation Army volunteers will continue feeding firefighters as the blaze continues.

Aguilar says the Natrona County branch of the Red Cross and partnering organizations are well-prepared to handle the situation.

“This is what we train for, this is our ballgame, and we do sheltering very well,” Aguilar said. “We work in partnerships with the Salvation Army to cover the feeding – they’re amazing at mass-feeding – so everyone will be very well taken care of.”

Aguilar says the Red Cross is still looking for volunteers. Those interested in volunteering can contact the Red Cross by calling (307) 237-8436. You can also visit their Facebook page for more information.

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