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Crews battle fourth fire near Hyattville

BLM seeks information on human-caused fires

 

July 4, 2018



WORLAND — Multiple agencies fought a nearly 500-acre blaze nine miles north of Hyattville Monday night.

According to Sarah Beckwith, public affairs officer with the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District, the Alkali Flats Fire started on BLM land and moved on to state land. The fire was wind-driven, burning through grass and sagebrush.

Tuesday morning the fire was at 285 acres and Beckwith said firefighters were expecting full containment Tuesday. She added that after firefighters marked GPS points along the perimeter on Tuesday to confirm the size it was at 437 acres...



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