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Newcastle Field Office
Release Date: 07/20/11
Contacts: Beth Hermanson, Public Information Officer    

Whoopup Fire Update No. 7

At 2:00 pm today all Whoopup Fire evacuation orders were lifted.  Residents are being allowed back into their homes.  In spite of today’s wind, fire fighters are cautiously optimistic that the steady progress they have made today will continue. 

Additional fire resources are continuing to arrive throughout the day.  Containment is currently at 40%.

To date the fire has burned 7,344 acres.

The Public Information Center is located at the Weston County Fairgrounds, behind the grandstands in the black trailer.  The public can obtain Whoopup Fire Information at (307) 746-2539 or (307) 746-2643.  The Information Center will be open daily from 8:00 am through 9:00 pm. Updated information can be found at

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.

Newcastle Field Office   1101 Washington Boulevard      Newcastle, WY 82701-2968   

Last updated: 07-20-2011