(PHOTOS) Wildlands Fire Extinguished Near Poison Spider Road, Zero Road on the Evening of July 9

CASPER, Wyo. — Multiple fire units from the Natrona County Fire District, the Mills Fire Department, the Bar Nunn Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management responded to a fire believed to have started at a pumping station west of Casper on July 9.

The Casper Public Communications Center received a call around 6 p.m. reporting a fire in the area of ​​Black Widow Road west of town. According to a Facebook post from the Natrona County Fire District, the address of the incident was later identified as further north and closer to Zero Road.

The report added that the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and Banner Health were also assisting in containing the fire. Rocky Mountain Power was also called to help restore power.

“Upon arrival, firefighters immediately began extinguishing the wildfire to prevent further spread and worked their way toward the fire, which began igniting other structures,” the release said. “As additional units arrived, crews assisted with fire suppression operations and worked to minimize the spread of both the wildfire and structures.”

There were no injuries, either to the firefighters or to the homeowners who tried to contain the flames before emergency services arrived.

According to Fire Chief Chris Cody, the power line above the pumping station had bent and split in two, leading to the fire.

The fire department concluded its message by thanking the residents of Natrona County for their cooperation and continued support of the agency’s efforts.

“NCFD would like to thank all agencies and mutual aid partners for their assistance with this incident. Summers are getting warmer every day. Please remain vigilant and stay safe,” the message read.

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