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Western Wyoming wildfire 75 percent contained

October 2, 2018

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Weather that is turning cooler and wetter is helping firefighters working to contain a wildfire in western Wyoming that has destroyed 55 homes.

Rain was expected to fall Tuesday on the fire that has burned some 96 square miles (249 square kilometers) south of Bondurant since it was started Sept. 15 by someone’s abandoned warming fire.

U.S. 189/191 is open and power has been restored to parts of Hoback Ranches, where many of the burned homes are located.

There are more than 800 firefighters on the scene.

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