CASPER, Wyo. – Multiple agencies responded to a wildfire between Casper and Glenrock on Tuesday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the Bureau of Land Management said the fire was approximately seven miles west of Glenrock. As of Tuesday afternoon there was no official word on the fire’s size, or if any buildings were threatened or lost.
The fire appeared to be near a number of outbuildings, and at certain points large plumes of deep black smoke billowed into the air.
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As crews worked on the ground, numerous planes and at least one helicopter attacked the fire from the air. A helicopter used nearby Big Muddy Pond to refill with water as people pulled their vehicles into the access area to watch.
US 20 between mile posts 172 and 166 west of Glenrock was closed in both directions on Tuesday as crews battled the fire, according to WYDOT. By around 6:10 p.m. WYDOT Tweeted that the road was cleared and delays were easing.