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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Cause of 7 fires under investigation


August 7, 2018

WORLAND – Over the weekend, starting Thursday evening, seven different fires kept fire personnel from Big Horn County, Washakie County and Bureau of Land Management busy.

According to BLM Fire Management Officer Rich Zimmerlee the cause of all seven fires is under investigation.

The first fire reported was Thursday evening at 9:18 p.m. on Wyoming Highway 31, about 10 miles west of Hyattville. The fire burned through 15 acres before being contained Thursday evening around 9:34 p.m. and was considered controlled by noon Friday.

Minutes after the Highway 31 fire was reported a second fire wa...

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