CHEYENNE — Warm, dry weather has increased the activity of wildfires burning in western Wyoming.
A new wildfire that started in the Teton Wilderness and has grown to about 4,000 acres.
The North Buffalo Fire was first reported on Saturday and is burning in mixed conifer and beetle-killed trees.
About 30 firefighters and one helicopter are trying to suppress the fire. The cause of the fire isn’t known.
In Yellowstone National Park, a lightning-caused fire about 5 miles southeast of Norris Junction also saw some growth over the weekend. The Cygnet Fire is estimated at around 1,400 acres. The fire was first reported on Aug. 10, but had not grown much until the last week.
Heavy smoke from the fire could hinder travelers at times.