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By Karla Pomeroy

Video of sulfur fire goes viral


July 12, 2017

COURTESY/Worland Fire Department

The Worland Fire Department responded to a report of a sulfur fire north of Worland Friday night just after 10:30 p.m. The video of the unique fire has gone viral and made national news. Fire Chief Chris Kocher said people need to realize that the firefighters were properly trained in dealing with the unique fire.

WORLAND - A video of a sulfur fire Friday night just north of Worland has gone viral with the video shot by Worland Fire Captain Brandon Yule seen more than 2.4 million times on the department's Facebook page and more than 40,000 times on YouTube.

The video has also been shown on many national networks.

Worland Fire Department was dispatched to a call of an "unknown fire" at 10:38 p.m. at Pete Smet Recycling just off of U.S. Highway 20 north of Worland.

According to Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher, upon arrival they found that the fire was a sulfur mound that had been ignited.

"Despite th...

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