New Fork Lakes Fire

The New Fork Lakes Fire was started July 29 by a campfire that was left unattended and escaped its fire ring.

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Dying forests increase wildfire danger across the West

Close your eyes, and a 3,000-acre wildfire on the banks of the New Fork River in Wyoming's Bridger Wilderness crackles deceptively, like a soothing campfire. But any sense of security is shattered quickly by the blaze's more violent noises.

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