Fire started at a landfill forced hundreds houses evacuation in Wyoming

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Police, who had allowed some evacuees to return under escort to check on livestock and other animals, kept the evacuation order in place. Fortunately no victims were reported. More than 100 firefighters and two air tankers were fighting the fire. The cause of the fire at the composting area was not known. The fire burned approximately 9,000 acres just east of Casper, in the community of Evansville. 536 homes are under evacuation orders. The wind in the area Saturday night and Sunday morning was very, very strong. At 3:10 p.m. on Monday the Fales Rock station showed 69 degrees, RH of 13 percent, and a southwest wind of 16 mph gusting to 27.

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