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Wildfire burns 19 acres near Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site

Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Contact: Domenic Bravo

A wildfire that consumed approximately 19 acres of grassland near Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site yesterday has been extinguished, according to site superintendent Brooks Jordan.

The fire near Hyattville burned mostly BLM owned forest with less than an acre of Medicine Lodge property affected. No buildings or cultural areas of the park were threatened by the fire, according to Brooks.

An investigation as to the cause of the fire is currently underway by the Big Horn County Fire Marshall. That investigation is expected to conclude in the next couple days.