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  • Wyoming Fire To Be Contained Today

    Salt Lake City Tribune
    Posted: April 4th, 2003

    Fire officials said Thursday that the Puma Fire, 12 miles north of Sundance near Cook Lake, was 95 percent contained after burning about 591 acres, and they projected total containment for today.

  • Cheyenne Home Burns Down

    The Casper
    Posted: April 2nd, 2003

    A faulty water heater was blamed for a fire that destroyed a home and slightly damaged a neighboring residence.

  • Imposter N.Y. Firefighter

    Milwaukee Freeman Newspapers
    Posted: April 1st, 2003

    A man who posed as a firefighter at ground zero after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is being held in Waukesha County Jail on $50,000 cash bail

  • Fire Season Faces Budget Woes Already

    Posted: March 31st, 2003

    More acres may burn, but more lives will not be risked due to an anticipated budget shortfall for wildfire fighting, a Forest Service official vowed.

  • Freudenthal Encourages Towns To Apply For Federal Funds

    Casper Star Tribune
    Posted: March 27th, 2003

    Guidelines for receiving grants are being sent to mayors, county commissioners, ambulance services, fire departments, sheriffs, police chiefs, public works directors, hospitals and certain state agencies.

  • Anti-Terror Money Flows To State

    Posted: March 26th, 2003

    Wyoming's first responders will receive $4.82 million from the federal Office of Domestic Preparedness, of which 85 percent must be spent among local governments, according to Natrona County Sheriff's Lt. Stew Anderson.

  • Firefighters Douse Fires At Two Garages

    The Sheridan Press
    Posted: March 24th, 2003

    Seperate fires destroy two garages, a vehicle, motorcycle and shop equipment over the weekend, and caused heavy damage to a second vehicle, according to Sheridan Fire/Rescue.

  • Sadler: County Fire District Wastes Funds

    The Casper Star Tribune
    Posted: March 11th, 2003

    Generally people complain about government bodies when they run out of money. It's the reverse for critics of the Natrona County Fire Protection District

  • Funds Open Up for Firefighters

    ABC News
    Posted: March 11th, 2003

    The Department of Homeland Security on Monday said it had $750 million available for fire departments across the country to better train, prepare and equip themselves.

  • Campbell County Billed For Wildfire Costs

    The Star Tribune
    Posted: February 28th, 2003

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has billed Campbell County $590,000 toward the cost of fighting wildfires last year.