Hole in the Wall: Wyoming wildfire moves into Montana

Hole in the Wall: Wyoming wildfire moves into Montana


An untimely thunderstorm thwarted attempts to keep a wildfire in northern Wyoming from crossing into Montana and threatening several rural subdivisions.

The Hole in the Wall fire has grown to about 3,600 acres and a higher level fire team has taken over management of fighting the fire.

Fire officials say they are trying to stop the fire's northward march into the Custer National Forest where there are some summer cabins.

Six other fires are burning elsewhere in Wyoming.

A federal team is taking over efforts to fight fire north of Gillette that has burned about 4,000 acres.

An 800-acre fire west of Dubois has been fully contained, and firefighters hope to have a 14,485-acre fire west of Wheatland contained this afternoon.

Several other fires are burning in remote areas.



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