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  • #31
    August 27th

    Rain helps firefighters in Bridger-Teton, Shoshone
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Firefighters got some help from half an
    inch of rain that fell on parts of a large wildfire straddling the
    Continental Divide between Dubois and Jackson Hole.
    The rainfall kept the Purdy fire from growing Sunday beyond the
    21,000 acres - or 33 square miles - that it had blackened already,
    according to fire information officer Pam Wilson.
    The fire still was 40 percent contained. Given the rain and
    temperatures in the 60s, firefighters hoped to report more
    containment by Monday.
    However, dry weather and temperatures in the 80s were expected
    to return this week. "As it starts to warm up and dry out, we
    could see some active fire behavior over the next couple days,"
    Wilson said.
    She said it would take even more rain to snuff the fire.
    "The general feeling is that this will fire will probably burn
    until we have a season-ending event, which is significant rainfall
    or snowfall," she said.
    Lightning started the fire Aug. 4.
    Elsewhere in Wyoming, crews had a wildfire 20 miles southwest of
    Kaycee 50 percent contained on Sunday. The fire covered about
    12,300 acres, or 19 square miles, near Hole-in-the-Wall.
    The fire destroyed a restored historic cabin linked to the
    Johnson County War of the 1890s.
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    • #32
      August 28th

      KAYCEE, Wyo. (AP) - Aided by cooler weather and rain,
      firefighters expect to have complete containment of a wildfire
      southwest of here by Thursday.
      "They got a lot of rain this weekend," fire spokeswoman Lesley
      Collins said Monday.
      A couple of fire engines were allowed to leave the fire Sunday,
      but there were still some 220 firefighters on the scene, Collins
      said.
      The fire burning in the Hole-in-the-Wall area of Johnson County
      was 60 percent contained Monday morning. It has burned about 12,300
      acres, about 19 square miles, of trees and shrub.
      The rain also helped to dampen Casper Mountain in areas that
      were still smoldering from the recent Jackson Canyon Fire, Natrona
      County Fire District Chief Clyde Young said Sunday.
      "This rain will sure help us settle down all the fires in
      Natrona County," Young said. "The fires have been getting out of
      control lately. We've had an awful lot of lightning in the last few
      days, but this rain has been helping control it."
      Young said mudslides could become a problem on Casper Mountain
      if the heavy rains continue, but said he hasn't heard any reports
      of problems yet.
      Elsewhere in Wyoming, a fire burning 21 miles west of Dubois was
      classified as 40 percent contained on Monday. The fire in the
      Bridger-Teton National Forest has burned more than 22,000 acres, or
      about 34 square miles. While the acreage figure is up sharply from
      late last week, officials say that's the result of more accurate
      mapping.
      There are 576 personnel assigned to the fire. Both its potential
      for growth and the terrain difficulty are classified as extreme.
      Another 1,300-acre fire burning 30 miles northeast of Pinedale
      in the forest was 50 percent contained.

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