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Wyoming fire burns 3 homes but firefighters report progress

September 22, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Western Wyoming officials say they have made some progress containing a wildfire that has burned three homes.

Officials said Saturday morning that the Roosevelt Fire had burned 57 squares miles (147.63 sq. kilometers) of private land and Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Officials reported that the fire had been about 15 percent contained by Saturday morning. On Friday, the fire had remained uncontained.

Firefighters are using water-dropping helicopters, fire engines and bulldozers as they try to increase that number.

Nearly 700 people are trying to contain the flames, including three groups working to protect homes in the area.

Sublette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Travis Bingham said the burned properties included two owners’ primary homes and a guest home on a third property. He said no homes were burned Friday or overnight into Saturday.

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