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Wildfire north of Sheridan grows to 25,000 acres; multiple air resources assisting

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — A wildfire north of Sheridan has burned an estimated 25,000 acres, according to an update posted shortly before noon Tuesday by the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center.

The fire had been listed at 6,500 acres around 8 am Tuesday. RMACC said on Monday night that two very large air tankers (VLATs) and a Bravo unit had been mobilized in addition to a helicopter and two single engine air tankers (SEATs). RMACC reported the fire at about 500-700 acres Monday night.

The Waddle Creek Fire was discovered at around 5:11 pm Monday, Aug. 17. It is located near 77 Ranch north of Sheridan, according to the Casper Dispatch Center.

Sheridan County Fire is listed as incident command for the fire, according to RMACC. The fire is burning in short grass.

The cause is unknown.

Oil City will provide further updates on the fire as those become available.

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.