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Biggest Wyoming wildfire slowed by cool weather

Jul 30, 2013 - The Associated Press

CODY -- Cooler weather and cloud cover have helped slow the growth of the nearly 5,000-acre wildfire burning in the Washakie Wilderness in western Wyoming.

The Hardluck Fire only grew by 29 acres Sunday and the trend could continue this week. There's a chance of isolated showers each day and temperatures are expected to stay in the 70s.

The fire is being allowed to burn. The U.S. Forest Service has been tracking its growth with surveillance flights.

Hardluck is the largest of the wildfires burning in Wyoming.

Meanwhile, firefighters have fully contained the blaze that burned more than 1,300 acres southwest of Lander. The Fairfield Fire forced the evacuation of about 50 summer homes as well as campgrounds in Sinks Canyon.

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