Oil Creek Fire

Governor Mead Tours Fire Damaged Areas
Governor Matt Mead toured the 62,000-acre Oil Creek Fire near Newcastle and the 11,000-acre Squirrel Creek Fire west of Laramie. He said it was sad, especially for those who’ve lost homes or grazing opportunities. “If there’s a bright side to it, everywhere I go and look at thes…
Newcastle Oil Creek Fire, Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  North of Newcastle the Oil Creek Fire has burned over 58,000 acres with about 40 percent containment. Those numbers were reported late Wednesday. Incident Information Officer, Mary Bean says area evacuations have been lowered to level one and so far only one structure, a barn, has been destro…
Fire Watch Roundup
  The Arapaho fire northwest of Wheatland, as of late Wednesday had burned over 93,000 acres with 25 percent containment. Burnout operations on the SW corner of the fire were successful. Fire officials say shifting winds and record dry conditions continue to pose challenges for the firefighters…
Winds Push Newcastle Fire Away From Town
  Fire crews out of Washington and Oregon took over management of a fire burning north of Newcastle Monday morning. The Oil Creek fire was last assessed at 3100 acres on Sunday, but Fire Information Officer, Chuck Turley, says the fire grew significantly in the last 24 hours with prevailing win…