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Terek fire still burning from hot temperatures

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Driven by hot temperatures and low humidity is causing a fire burning in North Central Wyoming to grow in size. 

The Terek fire burning in Worland has tripled in size and more firefighters including Montana firefighters are joining in the fight.

According to the Bureau Land Management in Wyoming, the fire is burning 36,000 acres and 60% is contained.

The fire is northeast of Worland in Washakie County, north of Highway 16 and south of Highway 31,

More than 120 firefighters are on site as well as numerous tankers and helicopters. 

Crews are in place to protect any threatened structures but no structures are reported lost at this time. 

According to BLM in Wyoming, federal, state and county firefighters continue to create fire perimeters and limit the fire threat to homes nearby.

Reported on Sunday night, the fire started when three smaller lightning fires burned together.

There are reports several road closures which includes Highway 31.

It is currently only open to residents in the area at this time and is closed for all passing traffic.

BLM in Wyoming also said aerial operations are ongoing  and want to remind people to refrain from flying drones in the area.

This is a developing story.

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