Crews Battle Fire on West End of Casper Mtn.

 
by Taylor Viydo, tviydo@k2tv.com 
 
Crews battled a wildfire Monday evening on the West end of Casper Mountain. 
 
As of late Monday night, the fire had so far burned between 200 and 300 acres off of Coal Mountain Road. The blaze is located in an area that burned several years ago in the Jackson Canyon Fire, about five miles east of Highway 220. 
 
Natrona County Fire Inspector Dave Baker says the blaze was first reported around 4:00 p.m. and was burning in grass and sagebrush. 
 
High winds and rough terrain made fighting the fire initially difficult for crews. However, Baker said cooler temperatures and slower winds are helping firefighters get an upper hand on the blaze. The fire is not fully contained, but crews are expected to get full containment Tuesday morning. 
 
As of Monday night, no structures were threatened and no injuries were reported. 
 
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.