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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Multiple fires keep departments busy

Zimmerman fire burns nearly 4,000 acres

 

July 31, 2018



WORLAND – A series of local fires and smoke reports kept area firefighters busy this weekend, most notably on two fires south of Worland.

Bureau of Land Management Bighorn/Wind River District spokesperson Sarah Beckwith said that the 2,448-acre Potter Butte Fire south of Worland is now 100 percent contained, per the BLM at noon on Saturday. The fire affected 2,248 acres of private and public land.

A 3 p.m. on Saturday, firefighting units from Washakie and Hot Springs counties, the BLM, Bureau of Indian affairs and Forest Service responded to a lightning-induced fire on Zimmerman Butte, so...



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