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Broadway takes the stage

New blaze south of Encampment attracts firefighters’ attention


A new fire burned about 30 acres four miles east of Hog Park Reservoir in Wyoming as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, a Forest Service news release said.

The Broadway Fire, as it is being called, is believed to have ignited within the last week, and was discovered Aug.14.

On the Beaver Creek Fire front, crews struggled to hold a fire line on Big Creek Road. The fire jumped the road in one place Monday, though it remained contained behind additional contingency lines, the release said

As of Tuesday, there were 13 engines, three helicopters, three water tenders, two dozers, one masticator and one feller buncher fighting the blaze. Two crews with 191 firefighters were on duty. The fire was at 44 percent containment and had burned about 57 square miles (36,435 acres)as of press time.


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