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Wildfire contained north of Casper, started as vehicle fire

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Wildfire contained north of Casper, started as vehicle fire

A wildfire began near Homa Hills on Ormsby Road on Friday morning, the Natrona County Fire Protection District said. It was contained around an hour after it was reported.

The fire began as a vehicle fire, according to the district.

Crews responded to the scene after hearing reports of a truck “fully engulfed” in flame that began catching grasses on fire, the district said in a release Friday.

It spread to 3.4 acres before being extinguished. Firefighters remained on scene to put out any hot spots, according to the release.

Investigators found the truck had overheated and caught fire because of a mechanical failure.

The driver and their dog were unharmed.

Smoke was visible in the area, near BB Brooks Boulevard north of Casper.

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