- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Firefighters are headed to battle a new, growing fire in northwest Wyoming.

The fire in the Shoshone National Forest started Tuesday and has burned more than 1 square mile about 30 miles northwest of Cody.

Nearby scattered rural residences have been evacuated but no structures have been lost.

Part of Buffalo Bill Reservoir is closed to the public because air tankers are using it.

Elsewhere in Wyoming, firefighters are mopping up fires burning in the Shoshone forest northwest of Dubois and in the Bridger-Teton National Forest southeast of Jackson.

And two small fires in backcountry areas of Yellowstone National Park are being allowed to burn.

Red flag warnings were posted Wednesday for a large part of central and southern Wyoming.

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