More fires blaze across Wyoming

Jun 27, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - New wildfires have started in northern Wyoming.

A new fire is burning in the Shoshone National Forest near the Montana border. The fire has forced the closure of a 15 mile section of U.S. 212 in northern Park County.

Another fire is burning about 12 miles south of Ten Sleep in Washakie County.

And firefighters are tending to a grass fire that burned about 15,000 acres Tuesday in Johnson and Sheridan counties. About 30 ranch homes had to be evacuated. However, lighter winds kept fire activity down Wednesday.

Elsewhere, fire lines held on the Russell's Camp fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest on Tuesday despite 50 mph wind gusts.

And the Fontenelle fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming has grown to about 12,000 acres.