CHEYENNE — Firefighters are taking more aggressive action against a large blaze on the Wind River Indian Reservation now that it's moved into more open land.
The 26-square-mile Alpine Lake Fire had been burning on rugged terrain in a roadless area, but by Friday it spread to open sage and grass. Sixty-mph winds caused the it grow significantly earlier in the week.
It's one of several wildfires burning across Wyoming.
Near Rock Springs, crews expect to fully contain the Elk Butte Fire by the end of the day. It has burned about 1½ square miles in steep, rugged federal and.
The 8-square-mile Gilead Fire in the Bighorn National Forest is 5 percent contained. A 2-square-mile fire northwest of Newcastle is fully contained.