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Marten Creek fire demobilization begins

The Marten Creek fire, 13 miles east of Afton, Wyoming, was estimated at 6,477 acres Friday and 81 percent contained. 347 firefighters are currently assigned to it. The fire was human caused, but remains under investigation.

Crews used favorable weather Thursday to work on the north, northwest, and east sides of the fire. Efforts are underway to demobilize to a Type 4 command structure by Sunday. Ground and air resources will remain on stand-by as necessary. A Red Flag warning was still in effect Friday.

A portion of the Bridger-Teton National Forest around the Marten Creek fire is still closed to public access. Any big game rifle or bow hunters displaced by the fire can receive updates here.

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