Wyoming fire caused by explosives
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ Officials say a Colorado National Guard engineer unit training with explosives started a wildfire that has burned about 22 square miles in southeast Wyoming.
The Sawmill Fire began last Saturday on the Wyoming National Guard's Camp Guernsey training area. No structures were lost and no one was hurt, but the fire forced the state to evacuate and close the east side of nearby Glendo State Park.
The fire is 60 percent contained, and the entire park reopened Thursday. Kathy Lujan with the Wyoming Forest Service says situation should be completely under control by the weekend.
Some 275 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers were battling the fire Wednesday, but the numbers will be reduced gradually as more containment is reached.
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