Wildfire in southwest Wyoming burns about 19 square miles

August 1, 2018

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — More than 135 firefighters are battling a wildfire burning in a remote area of southwest Wyoming.

The fire is about 25 miles south of Rock Springs and has burned about 19 square miles (49 square kilometers) of federal, state and private land.

The Bureau of Land Management reports there have been no evacuations or road closures. Part of the fire is burning in steep, rocky, inaccessible terrain and air resources are being used in those areas as needed.

Fire crews are focusing on keeping the fire away from sage grouse habitat, oil and gas infrastructure, grazing allotments and cultural resources.

No residential structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported.

The fire was detected last Saturday following a series of storms that passed through the area.

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