NC thunder and lightning ignite Coal Mountain Road; Fire crews have contained the blaze

(Natrona County, Wyo.) - Natrona County Fire District, BLM Fire and Casper Mountain fire crews responded to Coal Mountain Road just off Wyoming 220 this afternoon around 3:20 pm for a wildland fire. NCFD Fire Chief, Richard Ratcliff reported that the fire was started by a lightning strike during the Natrona County thunderstorm. "We have it pretty well contained at this point, " said Ratcliff. "The fire burned about an achre on top of Coal Mountain Road." Crews remain on scene to knock down hot spots. #oilcity #news