Casper Fire Expected to Smolder Through Weekend

The fire that started in North Casper early Thursday afternoon is still burning.  There are a few small flames and lots of smoke.

Fire crews remained on the scene Friday, after patrolling the area overnight. 

When they arrived on Thursday, one house was already completely engulfed in flames, and another was beginning to burn. 

Firefighters have not been able to get into the houses yet, but they do not believe anyone was inside. 

Authorities say the previous resident was "a hoarder", and that both houses were stacked to the ceiling with newspaper and other flammable materials. 

They expect the fire will continue to smolder for several more days. 

The cause is still under investigation.

Here is video of the fire: