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New wildfires grow in western and southern Wyoming

September 17, 2018

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 about 4.7 square miles (12 square kilometers) since it started Saturday. Earlier, two recreationists were overtaken by the fire and took refuge in a creek. Officials say they were both taken to a burn center in Salt Lake City where their conditions weren’t immediately available.

Elsewhere, a fire reported late Saturday night has burned nearly three square miles (7.7 square kilometers) of forest land along the Colorado and Wyoming state line.

The fire started on the Colorado in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness and moved into the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming.

Hunters and campers in the area were evacuated.

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