Fire crews worked through the night; Will continue to monitor the Ridgecrest fire today

(Casper, Wyo.) – Fire Crews have reported that one house has been severely damaged in the Ridgecrest fire, which started Sunday afternoon.  

Fire crews remained on scene overnight working on the fire, and crews worked on the house and the field to cover hot spots.  Crews will remain on the fire today and will be on high alert as the day goes on and winds increase.  

The fire was started by a young male playing with two wooden match sticks.  He was left unattended for only five minutes.  

Water crews are repairing the water main break on Glacier Place today.  The break was a result of pulling water in order to fight the fire.

The City will release more information as it becomes available.