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New Wildfires Grow in Wyoming

Wildfire has burned at least 4.7 square miles     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — About 25 rural residences in western Wyoming have been forced to evacuate because of a growing wildfire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The fire has burned ...

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Utah Arsonist May Be Behind Wyoming Wildfires

Similar evidence at various fire scenes     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a suspected arsonist who set several wildfires along a Utah interstate may also be responsible for fires in Wyoming. Investigator Jason Curry, of the Utah ...

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Western Wyoming Wildfire 70 Percent Contained

Wildfire has burned over 40 square miles     WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire in southeastern Wyoming has grown but firefighters have it largely contained. The fire west of Wheatland has burned 44 square miles (114 square kilometers) as ...

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Wyoming Wildfire, Containment Grow

Wildfire has burned at least 37 square miles     WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire in southeast Wyoming that has forced the evacuation of more than 50 residences has grown, but firefighters have been able to increase containment nonetheless. ...

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Wyoming Wildfire 85 Percent Contained

Evacuation orders lifted for several communities     LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned about 31 square miles (80.3 square kilometers) in southern Wyoming is now 85 percent contained thanks to rainy weather over the past couple ...

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More Firefighters Head to Wyoming Wildfire

Wildfire has burned at least 3.6 square miles     LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — More firefighters are headed to Wyoming to help fight a wildfire that has exploded in size and prompted more evacuations of area residents. The fire burning ...

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Wyoming 2017 Wildfire Season Saw Many Relatively Small Fires

Wyoming recorded about 760 wildfires in 2017   By BOB MOEN, Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming recorded an above-average number of wildfires in 2017 but the state escaped the large conflagrations that plagued other western states, according to ...

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Air Guard Tankers Activated for Western Wildfires

C-130’s from three states move to California   CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle wildfires have been activated to fight wildfires in the western U.S. The three large ...

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Favorable Wildfire Forecast for Wyoming

State may see slightly below average activity   CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Most of Wyoming, including the heavily forested northwest part of the state, is predicted to have a slightly below average to average large wildfire season this year, state ...

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