North Buffalo Fire grows to 12,500 acres near Moran

Aug 30, 2012 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- A fire burning in the Teton Wilderness in western Wyoming has grown substantially but fire officials are hopeful it is close to burning itself out in the next couple of days.

The North Buffalo Fire has burned about 19 square miles after making a big run on Wednesday. It covered more than 12,500 acres Thursday morning after growing by about 4,000 acres Wednesday.

But fire spokeswoman Robbie McAboy says the fire burned further into the wilderness and away from the Buffalo Valley where there are a number of summer cabins.

McAboy says if the fire continues to burn in its current direction it will run into a treeless rocky area and eventually burn itself out.

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