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Terek fire

An oil well is illuminated by the Terek fire north of Worland, Wyoming on Monday.

WORLAND, Wyo. — Fire activity was minimal northeast of here on Wednesday allowing firefighters to stretch containment of the Terek fire to 85 percent.

Full perimeter containment is expected on Friday, July 13. The fire has been mapped at 65 square miles. This decrease in acres from Wednesday is due to GPS information gathered by ground crews and helicopter operations used to more accurately map and define the fire area.

Crews will continue to secure the perimeter and increase containment. Resources will start to demobilize Thursday. However, some ground crews will remain on the scene to focus on mop-up operations and patrol. Some smoke may remain visible throughout the area in the upcoming days from the interior of the fire.

Weather forecasts for the next few days are calling for hot temperatures with very light to light winds with afternoon thunderstorms. The Terek fire was ignited by lightning on Sunday.

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