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Wyoming wildfire slows but windy forecast cause for concern

In this aerial photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, smoke from a wildfire is in part of Medicine Bow National Forest on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The fire has been burning since last Thursday, prompting an evacuation order for a 300-square-mile portion of the forest in southeastern Wyoming. (Jerod Delay/U.S. Forest Service via AP)
In this aerial photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, smoke from a wildfire is in part of Medicine Bow National Forest on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The fire has been burning since last Thursday, prompting an evacuation order for a 300-square-mile portion of the forest in southeastern Wyoming. (Jerod Delay/U.S. Forest Service via AP)(Jerod Delay | AP)
Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 5:24 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) — A wildfire that roared across a Wyoming wilderness area toward cabins and a water supply reservoir for Cheyenne has since calmed but predictions for windier weather are cause for concern.

The fire grew little Monday and Tuesday after burning over 21 square miles of Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming last weekend. Flames are within a few miles of Rob Roy Reservoir and Keystone, an enclave of summer cabins.

The National Weather Service says more windy weather is in store Wednesday through the weekend. The fire began Thursday in the Savage Run Wilderness and officials are investigating signs that it was caused by humans.

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