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Two more fires in Wyoming

Jul 23, 2013 - Associated Press

(AP) -- Two other wildfires are burning in Wyoming in addition to the Fairfield Hill blaze near Sinks Canyon.

To the north, a 50-acre wildfire is burning in the Washakie Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest. The fire is being monitored.

Another fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest is burning about a half-mile south of Wyoming Highway 70 in beetle-killed trees.

A fire southwest of Lander has burned about 1,200 acres of trees, grass and sagebrush in Sinks Canyon State Park since it started Monday. Two subdivisions with about 50 residences have voluntarily evacuated and nearby campgrounds have been cleared (see details on page 1).

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