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By Karla Pomeroy
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Lightning storm starts multiple fires

 

June 16, 2018



WORLAND — Lightning strikes caused several fire in Washakie and Big Horn counties.

The largest fire started late Thursday afternoon and burned 2,000 acres between Paintrock Creek and the Lower Nowood, according to the Big Horn County Fire Warden Brent Godfrey.

Godfrey said the fire burned 70 percent in Bureau of Land Management land, 15 percent in private and 15 percent in state land.

He said the Weintz fire was contained Thursday night and fire crews were patrolling the fire area Friday to make sure there were no hot spots.

Godfrey said it is uncertain exactly where the fire started but...



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