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Hunter Peak Fire map

A map of the Hunter Peak fire, which was mapped at 1,347 acres in Wyoming on Thursday.

BILLINGS -- Additional crew members arrived Thursday to join the 125 people fighting a growing fire in northwest Wyoming.

The Hunter Peak fire was mapped at 1,347 acres, located 30 miles northwest of Cody and south of Cooke City.

While an estimated 95 structures were threatened by the fire, crews planned to assess the danger. The areas along County Road XUX at Squaw Creek were evacuated, according to information from the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team.

Crews also started working on constructing lines around the developed areas. Additional personnel were assigned to start containing the fire. There was zero percent containment on Thursday.

Trails in that area of the Shoshone National Forest were closed, as well as parts of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. The waterway was previously closed for another fire closer to Cody. The speed limit for roads along the reservoir was limited to 45 mph.

Whit fire

Crews are working to secure the area and begin closing the line around the Whit fire, which was 84 percent contained Thursday.

The fire has burned 12,387 acres just 12 miles west of Cody but no evacuations remain in place. The Green Creek, Twin Creek and Sheep Mountain Trails were still closed Thursday.

Aircraft use of the Buffalo Bill Reservoir caused its closure west of the line between Eagle Point and Spring Creek.

On Thursday, crews expected to clean and patrol the hand lines from Whit Creek south toward Cow Camp, as well as residential areas in the Slack Creek Drainage, Bear Creek Drainage and South Fork. They also kept watch on structures from Timber Creek to Cow Camp.

Yellowstone National Park

Officials were watching two lightning-caused fires in the park on Thursday. The Fawn Fire has burned 930 acres south of Gardiner. It has caused the closure of backcountry trails and campsites in the area.

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The Maple fire was estimated at 10 acres and is located a mile east of the Gneiss Creek Trail, just inside the park's western boundary.

It started on Monday and has not caused trail or campsite closures. 

The Fawn and Maple fires don't pose risks to visitors, and all roads remain open, park officials said.

Three smokejumpers were called in on Wednesday to battle a new, smaller fire that started between Pocket and Shoshone Lakes. Dubbed the Pocket fire, it sparked about five miles southeast of Old Faithful.

A helicopter assisted the smokejumpers with water drops for a full-suppression effort, according to park officials. On Thursday, three more smokejumpers were summoned to assist.

The fire is less than an acre.

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