The Oil Creek fire grew overnight to 8,000+ acres in size by Monday morning. However, getting an accurate estimate is difficult due to the heavy smoke.
The is no estimate for containment.
State, BLM and private land is involved just west of Newcastle. 20 families remain evacuated.
Approximately 160 personnel are on the scene along with equipment.
The Oil Creek Fire in Wyoming has nearly doubled in size overnight. The 5,500 acre fire is burning on state and private land about one to two miles West Northwest of Newcastle.
So far, 30 structures have been damaged by the fire which started around 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Local engines are battling the fire but assistance from out of state is being sent in. Evacuations orders have been given to homeowners on All Creek, Plum and Big Plum Roads.
A massive wildfire is burning northwest of Newcastle.
Winds are blowing the 3,000 acre Oil Creek Fire southeast, toward the Wyoming town. As of Saturday night, the fire was about one mile from the city limit.
Evacuations have been ordered for parts of the town while other parts are on standby.