CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Firefighters quickly attacked a new wildfire in Grand Teton National Park on Monday afternoon as they contained other new fires that began over the weekend across Wyoming.
The fire in Grand Teton was started by lightning on the southwest side of Emma Matilda Lake.
State Forester Bill Crapser says there was a lot of activity over the weekend statewide, especially in Sheridan, Campbell and Crook counties in northern Wyoming.
Firefighters contained several range fires in Sheridan County, including one that forced the evacuation of a few homes Sunday.
In south-central Wyoming, the Seminoe Fire in Carbon County is contained but a new fire west of there has started by lightning in the Ferris Mountains. It has burned about 2,600 acres and is about 30 percent contained.