- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Firefighters expect to have a wildfire that started from a controlled burn in northern Albany County contained by Monday.

The fire has burned just over a square mile and is 45 percent contained.

Frank Keeler of the Bureau of Land Management says investigators are still trying to determine how the fire spread from what was supposed to be a prescribed burn to improve wildlife habitat.

No structures have been lost.

About 80 firefighters with the aid of two helicopters have been battling the fire.

In northwest Wyoming, about 100 firefighters have gained 35 percent containment of a wildfire in the Shoshone National Forest about 15 miles northwest of Dubois.

On Wednesday, helicopters dropped about 15,000 gallons of water on the fire, which has burned about 350 acres of forest.


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