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Mon June 25, 2012
New Wildfires Erupt
A new wildfire has erupted in Wyoming.
The Fontenelle Fire is burning in the Bridger-Teton National
Forest about 30 miles northwest of LaBarge in western Wyoming. It
has burned about 100 acres and firefighters are being deployed to
The cause of the fire, which was reported on Sunday, is under
Meantime, the Russell's Camp fire burning south of Glenrock grew
to more than 8 square miles over the weekend, but firefighters have
managed to gain 25 percent containment.
Fire spokeswoman Susan Ford says 40 to 50 mph wind gusts are
expected on Tuesday.
The fire is burning in old growth forest about 30 miles south of
Glenrock in Converse County.
There are more than 600 firefighters on the scene. They are
being aided by seven helicopters.