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Mountain town residents struggle with 911 calls   By Emily Mieure Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — After smelling smoke and seeing it crawl across the ceiling of her Alpine home earlier this month, Clairey Grubbs ran from room to room grabbing birth certificates, a...
Medicine Bow fire grows to 14,600 acres   By The Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — The Mullen Fire increased in size to 14,653 acres and is now taking aim at the Platte River Wilderness with activity picking up as of Wednesday evening. According to the U.S. Forest Service’s...
Fire-prone fuel and weather conditions have prompted the need for Stage II fire restrictions on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, according to an Aug. 19 Forest Service release. Restrictions went into effect on Thursday, Aug. 20, and include National...
It was the worst of the worst. Good young men. Nowhere to hide. The fire was relentless. This week marks the 83rd memorial anniversary of the worst forest fire disaster in Wyoming history when it came to loss of firefighter lives. In an obscure and difficult place to reach called Blackwater, a...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   On Aug. 3, firefighters responded to a fire near the Wyoming-South Dakota state line. The cause of the fire, according to Weston County fire warden Daniel Tysdal, was an illegal abandoned campfire on federal land, the 18th human-caused fire in the county.  The Weston...

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After the Saturday fire at Black Hills Plumbing was extinguished, firefighters from Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department make sure the area is secured and everyone is safe and accounted for.

Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   At 4:25 p.m. on Saturday, the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call. Black Hills Plumbing, at 1122 S. Summit Ave., was burning.  The fire was contained within an hour and a half, according to Fire Chief Robert Munger. With three fire...
Fire that forced Jackson evacuations blamed on balloons   By Allie Gross and Rebecca Huntington Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A bundle of Mylar balloons tangled with power lines and created an electric arc that started the 255-acre Saddle Butte Fire, investigators...

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Firefighters with the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department move fans through the front door of CrossRoads Cantina while responding to a fire early Tuesday morning. The fire was contained quickly, but the building sustained damage causing closure. 

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   A fire at CrossRoads Cantina Tuesday morning was easily contained but garnered the response of Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department, Weston County Fire District, Newcastle Police Department and Newcastle Ambulance Service.  According to Fire Chief Robert Munger, the...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   The Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s office and the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation deemed two fires that ravished a portion of a home, located at 111 W. Woodstock St., two nights in a row as accidental in nature, according Robert Munger, chief of Newcastle...
By The Laramie Boomerang   LARAMIE — The 27-year-old who set fire to the Albany County Republican Party headquarters in September agreed to a plea agreement that will put him in prison for at least 44 months. In Judge Scott Skavdahl’s Casper court, Kellen Sorber pleaded guilty Wednesday. He will be...

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