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By Karla Pomeroy

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.

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