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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Terek Fire: 14,000 acres and growing

UPDATE: Big Horn County Sheriff reporting fire at 47,000 acres. Highway 31 closed.

 

July 7, 2018

Karla Pomeroy

WORLAND – Lightning struck twice, thunder boomed and the Terek Fire, located in the Bonanza Oil Field area was born around 10:30 p.m. Sunday evening keeping firefighters from Washakie and Big Horn County, BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and Forest Service hopping.

According to BLM public affairs specialist Cindy Wertz, the fire was originally two smaller fires that burned together. The fire is located northeast of Worland, north of U.S. Highway 16 and south of Wyoming Highway 31 mostly on BLM land.

"The fire burned actively Sunday night into Monday morning. Initial attack resources resp...



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