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1 home lost in growing Wyoming wildfire

September 20, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say one home has been burned in a growing wildfire in western Wyoming.

The fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest about 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) south of Jackson has burned nearly 49 square miles (127 square kilometers). It has forced the evacuation of about 230 rural homes.

While no one has been hurt, the fire burned at least one home Wednesday night.

The dry, windy weather conditions on Thursday were expected to be conducive to more fire growth although temperatures were cooler.

Some 260 firefighters aided by air tankers and helicopters are battling the fire, which began last weekend. They are working to construct lines separating the fire from several rural subdivisions.

A second, smaller fire is burning in a more remote area of the Bridger-Teton forest.

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