- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Federal officials say a Wyoming judge must determine whether the city of Casper is liable for a 2015 fire before they can determine how much it can receive in reimbursement.

The Casper-Star Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2fvpXcx ) the 2015 blaze, which originated in a Casper landfill, burned nearly 16 sq. miles (41 sq. kilometers) of land.

Records obtained by the newspaper say the Wyoming State Forestry Division and the city estimate they spent about $346,000 fighting the fire.


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Casper officials have applied for grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which the agency has approved.

The city of Casper asked a judge in 2016 to determine whether it was liable for the fire, but the judge has yet to make the decision and it is unclear when it could come.



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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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