Posted: Jul 25, 2013 8:16 AM by MTN News
CODY - Three wildfires are still burning in the state of Wyoming.
The lightning caused Hardluck Fire, located 53 miles southwest of Cody, is burning in the back country in a stand of beetle-killed timber.
FIre bosses say the fire is creating plenty of smoke that will remain visible for several days to come.
The Hardluck Fire is now an estimated 324 acres in size.
Near Lander, evacuations are still in effect for two subdivisions, as a result of the Fairfield Fire.
The Fairfield Fire is now 1,900 acres in size.
Evacuations were issued in the Homestead Park community and Lower Sinks Canyon subdivisions. USFS campgrounds up to the trail head at Bruce's Parking lot have been evacuated.
The Fairfield Fire is threatening structures in Homestead Park Community and the Lower Sinks Canyon subdivision, and evacuation orders are still in effect.
The cause of the Fairfield Fire is unknown.
About 140 firefighters continue to work on structure protection.
Meanwhile, west of Laramie, the West Battle Creek Fire has now blackened over 100 acres.
The West Battle Creek Fire was caused by lightning and is just 5 percent contained. The fire is burning just one mile south of Wyoming Highway 70.
About 120 firefighters are currently assigned to the West Battle Creek Fire.