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High Plains District Office
Release Date: 08/27/10
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    

Fire Burning near Casper

A wild fire is currently burning northeast of Casper, near Evansville.

The human-caused fire is approximately 3,020 acres with about 1,000 of those on public land, burning in grass and sage. The rest is mixed ownership with the state and private land.

The fire was initially reported at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 26. Initial attack was conducted by Natrona County, the Bureau of Land Management and various volunteer agencies.

No permanent structures have been damaged and there have been no injuries reported.

“The crews are getting a good handle on the fire and it soon will be contained. This has been a true muilti-agency effort ,” said
BLM Fire Management Officer Jay Esperance.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

High Plains District Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 08-27-2010