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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Fire rages south of Rock Springs

Winds cause problems for fire containment


Lillian Palmer

An aircraft drops firefighting chemicals on the fire south of Rock Springs Monday.

A fire south of Rock Springs continues to fiercely burn its way across the landscape.

The fire, located about 20 miles south of Rock Springs, started Sunday at about 3 p.m. and is estimated to be around 2,500 acres.

According to a Bureau of Land Management High Desert District press release, the wildfire has now spread to the Maggie Springs and Bitter Creek areas, near County Road 27.

"We do not know what caused this fire," Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian said.

With 35-45 mph winds Monday, more than 100 firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Forestry D...

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