A collection of stories and photos from the Sheep Herder Hill Complex Fire, which burned on Casper Mountain in September 2012.

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The wildfire on Casper Mountain spread to more than 15,000 acres Tuesday, Sept. 11. As many as 15 aircraft were put into action fighting the b…

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6:45 p.m. Tuesday Sheepherder fire is now 10 percent contained, said Susan Ford, public information officer for the Type Two Incident Manageme…

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Fire continued to rage on Casper Mountain as winds spread the blaze to more than 10,000 acres on Monday, Sept. 10.

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With military-esque precision, the team divvied up the battlegrounds.

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7:15 p.m. Monday Shelter will be available for fire evacuees at the Casper National Guard Armory sometime Tuesday. Natrona-Converse County Red…

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8:00 a.m. Monday About 5,000 acres have now burnt, said Casper Fire-EMS Public Information Officer Bob Fawcett. The fire started on Sheep Wago…

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A wildfire that broke out Sunday, Sept. 9 on the south side of Casper Mountain spread to several hundred acres by evening. Evacuations were or…

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5:30 a.m. Tuesday Some good news to start the day. The National Weather Service in Riverton is forecasting cooler temperatures for Casper. The…

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Jim Kalkowski’s two sisters’ ashes rest yards from the charred remains of the area surrounding the Crimson Dawn Museum. He hopes.

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Officials ordered evacuations for campgrounds and approximately 150 structures and residences on the east side of Casper Mountain on Sunday af…

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The Sheep Herder Hill Fire held steady at 15,887 acres Wednesday, thanks to aerial firefighting efforts, controlled fuel burns and a well-orch…

  • By LEAH TODD Star-Tribune staff writer
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7:45 p.m. Wednesday The Sheep Herder Hill Fire is 50 percent contained at 15,887 acres, fire officials said at tonight's public meeting at Cit…

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A federal grant awarded Sunday will help the state pay for more than half of the costs related to the Sheep Herder Hill fire, south of Casper.

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Wind gusts and dry thunderstorms are in Casper’s forecast this week, posing climate conditions not exactly helpful for ongoing firefighting ef…

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Another Type I Incident Management crew, more management staff and new firefighters to staff an increased number of engines brought the total …

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Smoke filled the sky, and even from several miles away, the fire sounded like a jet engine.

  • By ADAM VOGE Star-Tribune energy reporter
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Ken Brown kept an eye on his East End Road property the best he could Monday — with a cell phone.

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In five minutes, Jim Swingholm and a neighbor watched the fire on the back of Casper Mountain move 300 feet. By the time he drove home 1 ¼ mil…

  • By KYLE ROERINK Star-Tribune staff writer
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After two days of staying in hotels, Sheep Herder Hill Fire evacuees were offered shelter at the Wyoming National Guard Armory in Casper on Tuesday.

  • Alan Rogers
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Flames shoot into the air dangerously close to a home Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 on Casper Mountain in Casper, Wyo. Residences and campgrounds were…

  • By LEAH TODD Star-Tribune staff writer
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Fire officials reported 70 percent containment on the Sheep Herder Hill Fire on Thursday night, saying the day’s efforts to strengthen the Cas…

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A second public meeting regarding the Sheep Herder Hill Fire will be held today at 5 p.m. in City Hall's City Council chambers at 200 N. David St.

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Kyle Key knelt in the rubble of his family’s cabin and lifted the warped metal that once formed the roof.

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Most evacuated Casper Mountain residents can go home, according to officials with the Natrona County Emergency Management Department.

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Authorities expect to reach full containment on the Sheep Herder Hill fire today, a fire spokesman said.

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Evacuees whose homes were destroyed by the Sheep Herder Hill Fire will have their first chance to see the damage to their Casper Mountain prop…

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Human activity caused last month’s fire on Casper Mountain, but the exact ignition source remains undetermined, fire officials said Tuesday.

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In 1988, Gary George poured a slab of concrete onto his Casper Mountain property, in the hopes of one day building on land he had already owne…

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The Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office has postponed Saturday's National Public Lands Day on Muddy Mountain because of the Sheep He…

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On the first fire call of the summer, Casper Mountain volunteer firefighters would throw the tarps off of their old military equipment and hop…

  • By the Star-Tribune staff
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The Natrona County Emergency Management Office will place dumpsters at two locations to help Casper Mountain property owners dispose of debris…

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Three months after losing her home and a lifetime of belongings, Rose Cash will be the first to tell you she’s a lucky woman.

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With evacuations almost entirely lifted and all pre-evacuation notices cancelled, a fire management crew of mostly Wyoming land officials now …

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