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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Area fires keep multi-agency crews busy


July 25, 2017

WORLAND – Two wildland fires kept firefighters from Worland, Ten Sleep, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service busy this weekend, in both the Worland and Ten Sleep areas

On Saturday afternoon about 3:15 p.m., the Worland Fire Department was called to assist Ten Sleep Fire with a blaze approximately 20 miles South of Ten Sleep. Called the “Otter Fire,” the fire was started by lightning and due to heavy brush fuel such as juniper and sage, quickly spread to over 12 acres.

Crews from Ten Sleep, Worland, BLM, and Forest Service along with air resources stationed out of...

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