Owen fire containment up

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The wildfire near Lake Owen in medicine bow national forest had burned almost a square mile after it began on Monday.

Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning in the medicine bow national forest west of Laramie.

Firefighters on Wednesday will concentrate on securing lines and looking for any spot fires that might have been ignited in the vicinity.

The Lake Owen campground and day use area remains closed. There are about 140 firefighters on the scene supported by helicopters and heavy air tankers.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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