- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Hot, windy weather has rekindled a wildfire in southern Wyoming, and the fire has breached some containment lines.

Firefighters responded Thursday afternoon with helicopters, heavy air tankers and other resources to battle the fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Additional resources were brought in Friday and officials say the fire wasn’t as active Friday afternoon as it was the previous day.

Sections of Wyoming highways 230 and 10 were closed Friday from Woods Landing to the Colorado border because of the fire.

Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for residents in the area.

The fire has burned about 32 square miles (about 83 square kilometers) since it started June 10. It is 80 percent contained. The origin of the fire is under investigation but officials believe it was human caused.



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