CHEYENNE — Crews are facing off against two fast-moving forest fires in southeastern Wyoming.
The Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie had burned about 7,000 acres by Monday morning. The fire has forced the evacuation of an unknown number of residents in the Fox Creek Road area.
Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says the Squirrel Creek Fire was active Sunday night and is likely to grow substantially larger.
Farther north, the Arapaho Fire has burned roughly 75,000 acres in the Laramie Range southwest of Wheatland.
Jim Whittington is a public information officer on the Arapaho Fire.
Whittington says erratic winds have pushed the fire in different directions and says many summer homes and other structures are in the area.