Fires in western Wyoming force more evacuations


JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire in western Wyoming has forced more evacuations of rural subdivisions, and the dry, windy weather conditions conducive to fire growth are expected to continue through Wednesday.

About a half dozen fires are burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The largest has burned nearly 8 square miles (20.7 square kilometers) since it started last weekend.

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Several small, rural subdivisions south of Bondurant have been evacuated along with any hunters and campers in the area.
The Red Cross set up a shelter at Pinedale.

A second fire about 13 miles (20 kilometers) east of Afton has burned about 5.5 square miles (14 square kilometers) but isn’t threatening any structures.

Elsewhere, a fire along the Colorado-Wyoming border has burned about 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of a remote forest area.

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