Casper Still Receives Cole Creek Fire Damage Claims
The City of Casper has received more than $2.5 million in claims for damages caused by the Station Fire in October, according to the city's risk management office.
The claimants include 14 individuals and families, and several businesses.
The Station Fire, better known as the Cole Creek Fire, was started by sparks blown eastward from a compost pile at the city's landfill that caught fire.
But those who lost buildings, pasture, vehicles and livestock need much more.
They have filed claims to the city's risk management office, which forwards them to the liability and property insurance pool of governments in the state called the Wyoming Association of Risk Management. The office identified the list of those who filed and for how much after receiving a Freedom of Information Act request from K2 Radio today.
On the low end, one property owner said she lost $2,000 in damages to pasture, fencing and trees.
Two claims were for $69,000 and $200,000 to pay for thousands of acres of burned pasture and boarded cattle.
Another high-end claim was for $152,000 for the loss of a shop building, an office trailer and burned and vintage vehicles.
The largest claim was filed by State Farm Insurance for $634,000 for eight individual policy holders.
The city continues to receive and forward claims filed under the Governmental Claims Act to WARM for review. WARM then has the responsibility to make a determination on those claims.
For more information, visit the Risk Management Office at City Hall, 200 N. David St., or visit the city's website for more information.