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Teton Wilderness fire spreads to 8,539 acres

Aug 29, 2012 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The threat of new wildfires starting and growing is high across most of Wyoming, where several large wildfires are already burning.

None of the fires are threatening homes but firefighters battling the newest blaze, the North Buffalo Fire in the Teton Wilderness, were working on Wednesday to keep the fire from burning into the Buffalo Valley.

It's has spread to 8,539 after growing by about 1,000 acres on Tuesday.

Fire managers will hold a community meeting at the Moran Fire Department at 7 p.m. to answer questions about the fire.

Meanwhile six fires, most of them small, are burning in Yellowstone National Park. The largest is just under 1,500 acres near Norris Junction.

The Alpine Lake Fire is also burning Fort Washakie.

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