CASPER, Wyo. — A return of warm, dry and windy weather will test the containment lines built around a wildfire that's destroyed 36 homes and cabins on Casper Mountain.
The Sheep Herder Hill Fire was 70 percent contained Friday after firefighters took advantage of a few days of cooler, more humid weather to put in more fire line. The shift in the weather was expected to begin Friday and could continue in south and central Wyoming through Sunday.
The fire hasn't been growing much lately but it's now listed at about 24 square miles due to better mapping.
Some people evacuated by the fire have been allowed to return home.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.