Fire breaks out near Lincoln County landfill

Published: Aug. 31, 2016 at 11:08 AM MDT
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Crews responded to a wildfire that started one mile north of Shoshone Wednesday morning.

The Bureau of Land Management, Shoshone Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service responded to a wildfire behind the Shoshone landfill. The fire started at about 10:30 a.m. and had burned about 10 acres as of early afternoon.

The fire is being called the Transfer Fire. Crews expect to have the fire contained by 6 p.m. and controlled by about 8 p.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to be human caused.