A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

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.

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

Contact Us  © 2017 Riverton Ranger, Inc.