Squirrel 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…
Squirrel Creek Fire 100% Contained
The nearly 11,000 acre Squirrel Creek Fire is 100% contained, this according to a release sent by California Interagency Incident Management Team Four Monday night. The release says that the California Interagency Incident Managment Team transferred command of the Squirrel Creek Fire back to the Med…
Winds Help Spread Squirrel Creek Fire Before Rain
NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) — More rain is expected to help firefighters at the 17-square-mile Squirrel Creek fire but winds from thunderstorms have helped spread the fire a bit. The fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie grew by about 650 acres before some rain began falling Thursday. The fire wa…
Squirrel Creek Fire Determined To Be Human-Caused
NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) — Fire officials say the nearly 17-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie was human-caused. Fire spokesman Larry Helmerick says an investigation is continuing. The fire was 55 percent contained Thursday. Fire managers hope to fully contain it …
Human Cause Sited For Squirrel Creek Fire
  Investigators on the Squirrel Creek Fire say they’ve determined it was human caused. “One thing people should understand is, 75 percent of the fires, at least, are human caused. And we just ask people to be very careful. Its bad enough that we do have the lightening strikes, but…
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…
Squirrel Creek Fire Growing, Pre-Evacuation Notices In Effect
  Another wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest located north of the Colorado Border has grown to about 500 acres. The Squirrel Creek fire, south west of Laramie, is burning near Lake Owen. It was discovered Saturday afternoon. On Sunday fire personnel assisted the Sheriff’s Depar…