Mead tours state wildfire sites

Aug 1, 2012 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead toured wildfire sites in Weston and Albany counties on Tuesday and praised firefighters for their work.

Mead toured the 62,000-acre Oil Creek Fire near Newcastle and the 11,000-acre Squirrel Creek Fire west of Laramie.

Both fires have been contained. Together the fires destroyed two residences and four other structures in addition to other property.

Mead thanked the people who worked on the fires. He said over 4,000 people have come into Wyoming to fight fires this year and noted the fire season is not over yet.

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