- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest has prompted evacuation orders for campers and recreationists in the area as firefighters begin working to try to contain the blaze.

The Forest Service says the wildfire reported Monday afternoon has burned about 300 acres near Lake Owen.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Harmony School in Laramie.

The Forest Service says more than 50 personnel are working on the fire, and air resources are also helping. More air and ground support has been ordered.

KGWN-TV says there are no reports of injuries or damaged structures.


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