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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Terek Fire Update

UPDATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON at 5 p.m. -- 60 percent containment. Highway 31 set to re-open at 10 p.m. Tuesday

 

July 10, 2018



UPDATE Tuesday morning: Wyoming Highway 31 between Manderson and Hyattville remains closed. Local traffic must show proof of land ownership to pass. Big Horn County Sheriff's Office reporting fire has burned up to 47,000 acres.

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...



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