Biggest Wyoming Fire So Far Almost Contained
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Fire officials hope to have full containment by Sunday on the largest wildfire in Wyoming this summer.
The fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest has been burning since July 17 when it was started by lightning. It has burned about 49 square miles of timber, but firefighters have gained 84 percent containment.
Evacuation orders were being lifted Friday for the last several dozen residents affected by the fire in Teton County.
Elsewhere, additional firefighting resources were arriving Friday to fight a fire that burned about 15 square miles west of Cody. The fire has destroyed one home, a cabin and six outbuildings since it began Tuesday.
Buffalo Bill Reservoir was closed Friday because air tankers and helicopters were using the reservoir's water to fight the fire.