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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Warm, dry, windy weather is expected in areas west of the Laramie range in much of the region through Tuesday.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through Monday evening for parts of western Wyoming, meaning conditions were ripe for the potential of explosive fire growth.

Among some of the larger fires in the state, the 13,727-acre North Buffalo Fire in the Teton Wilderness is 8 percent contained.

On the Wind River Indian Reservation, the Alpine Lake Fire has grown to about 10,545 acres in rugged terrain. Fire managers are monitoring it but also allowing it to burn up some vegetation.

The lightning-sparked Gilead Fire southwest of Story has grown to about 1,300 acres. Firefighters were installing sprinklers to protect a cabin.

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