- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A wildfire burning about 20 miles west of Dubois has doubled in size, forcing evacuation of sparsely populated areas.

The fire in the Shoshone National Forest has charred nearly 2 square miles after making a big run on Wednesday.

Officials say they don’t have a number on the residences evacuated Thursday. The area has mostly small rural subdivisions and ranches.

A fire burning in the neighboring Bridger-Teton National Forest north of the Sublette County community of Bondurant has grown to nearly 16 square miles.

People evacuated earlier this week from rural areas near Bondurant are allowed to return to their homes Thursday morning, but evacuation orders remain in effect in Teton County and a 40-mile stretch of U.S. 191/189 remains closed because of the fire.

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