Federal Reimbursement for Casper Fire Pending Judge’s Ruling
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 2015 blaze, which originated in a Casper landfill, burned nearly 16 sq. miles of land.
Records say the Wyoming State Forestry Division and the city estimate they spent about $346,000 fighting the fire.
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.