Residents allowed to return to homes near Wyoming wildfire

Crews work a fire on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, south of Pinedale. Evacuations in the area have been lifted as of Monday morning. (U.S. Forest Service)

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for residences near a wildfire in west-central Wyoming.

The fire on Bureau of Land Management land near Boulder Lake, south of Pinedale, began Saturday afternoon and spread quickly, prompting officials to evacuate about 60 residences and a campground.

Sgt. Travis Bingham of the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office says all residents were allowed to return to their homes Sunday evening and the campground was reopened.

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There are still restrictions on some backcountry areas.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, local authorities are blaming someone shooting at an exploding target.

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