Sensebaugh Fire Grows to 200+ Acres
Submitted By: Liz Cooper, LCooper@K2TV.com
The Sensebaugh fire continued to burn Southeast of Casper on Friday. According to fire officials, more than 200 acres had burned as of Friday evening and the fire was 20% contained.
The fire was first reported Thursday afternoon and was burning in a remote area of the Medicine Bow National Forest in Southeastern Natrona County near the Converse County Line. According to fire officials, the blaze was burning in rugged, steep terrain in the Bates Hole area near Muddy Mountain. No structures were immediately threatened.
At least 100 personnel were on scene, including local, state, and federal fire fighters. On Friday afternoon a hot shot team also arrived to fight the fire. Two single-engine air tankers along with two helicopters were also battling the blaze.
Officials say lightning could have started the fire, but the official cause is still under investigation.
The fire grew minimally overnight, and crews were aided by cooler weather on Friday. While containment numbers were not available, Natrona County Fire Chief Mark Finn said "things look good."