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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Bad days in the Badlands: Three fires burn area


July 11, 2017

Most recent fire affects almost 800 acres

WORLAND – A mid-morning Saturday fire, christened the “Chain Fire,” burned approximately 778 acres of Bureau of Land Management land along U.S. Highway 16 east of Worland, before being 100 percent contained Saturday evening by responding agencies.

First reported at 11:52 a.m., the Chain Fire is suspected to be human-related, although the matter is still under investigation.

“Witnesses stated what appeared to be a chain dragging from a vehicle,” said Worland Fire Department Chief Chris Kocher, as a possible cause to the fire, starting along...

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