- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Thanks to favorable weather conditions firefighters were able to take the offensive Thursday for the first time against a large wildfire threatening seasonal homes in western Wyoming.

The fire in the Shoshone National Forest northwest of Dubois has burned about 19 square miles. More than 760 firefighters are battling it.

The fire has burned up to a rural subdivision area with about 290 seasons homes, but no structures have been lost.

In neighboring Bridger-Teton National Forest, firefighters were able to make progress on fighting a fire that has burned about 37 square miles in Sublette and Teton counties. They increased containment on Wednesday to 15 percent. About 720 firefighters are on the fire.

A new lightning-caused fire in Grand Teton National Park is being monitored.



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