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Efforts underway to fight wildfire in Medicine Bow National Forest | Rural Radio Network

Efforts underway to fight wildfire in Medicine Bow National Forest

Efforts underway to fight wildfire in Medicine Bow National Forest
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Nearly 100 personnel are working on an wildfire in southeast Wyoming, established in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Officials say there was still no containment of the fire, with efforts Tuesday focused on structure protection and assessment, as well as aerial water drops on hot spots by helicopters.

The fire grew slightly to the south and east, and is now roughly estimated at 350 acres.

Evacuation orders remain in place for the communities of Keystone, Rambler and Lake Creek, as well as Rob Roy Campground and dispersed campers around Rob Roy, Cinnebar Park and Bobbie Thompson.

Personnel on the Keystone Fire in the Snowy Range focused their efforts Tuesday on structure protection and assessment, as well as aerial water drops on hot spots by helicopters. The fire grew slightly to the south and east, and is now roughly estimated at 350 acres.

Officials say the overall strategy is for full suppression of the Keystone Fire by engaging in locations with the highest probability of success.

In addition to cabins and homes near the fire, other resources at risk include power lines, water supply infrastructure owned by the City of Cheyenne, habitat for livestock grazing and wildlife, as well as timber production stands of trees.

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