Weather Aids Work to Fight Wildfire Southeast of Casper

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Weather Aids Work to Fight Wildfire Southeast of Casper

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Favorable conditions are helping firefighters trying to contain one of the first significant wildfires in Wyoming this year.

The 300-acre wildfire is burning in a remote area 15 miles southeast of Casper. Lighting is believed to have started the fire last weekend. The fire is burning through pine, grass and sagebrush, but higher humidity and rain were helping firefighters Friday.

Meanwhile, a small fire was burning on the north end of the National Elk Refuge. Park and refuge officials suspect the half-acre fire started when someone set off fireworks from a campground in nearby Grand Teton National Park.

Wyoming has had few wildfires in 2013 compared to last year's busy fire season.

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