- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - New wildfires in Wyoming, including one in Yellowstone National Park, are drawing in more firefighters.

A fire burning northwest of Cody and another southwest of Meeteetse grew quickly after starting this week. Each fire has burned about 2 square miles.

The fire northwest of Cody is threatening about 95 structures in the area, including scattered rural residences, but no structures have been burned.

Aerial tankers are using water from the Buffalo Bill Reservoir west of Cody to help fight the fire, and part of the reservoir is closed to the public.

The other fire is in a remote, rugged area about 20 miles southwest of Meeteetse.

In Yellowstone, firefighters immediately attacked a new fire that started between Old Faithful and West Thumb. All Yellowstone tourist areas or roads are open.

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