Wyoming's largest fire is 24 square miles

2013-08-08T12:38:00Z 2013-08-08T20:45:04Z Wyoming's largest fire is 24 square milesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 08, 2013 12:38 pm  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's largest wildfire has grown to more than 24 square miles.

The Hardluck Fire has been burning in the Shoshone National Forest since July 17 when it was started by lightning. Firefighters have been letting it burn so far.

Three small fires are burning elsewhere in western Wyoming.

Firefighters are also monitoring the 200-acre Snake Fire on the south end of Yellowstone National Park. Park officials say the fire poses no threat to visitors.

The 400-acre Packer Creek Fire, between Bondurant and Daniels, is 65 percent contained, and about 50 firefighters are working on the 540-acre Green Fire north of Pinedale.

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