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Terek Fire in Wyoming has now burned more than 37,000 acres

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As of Tuesday morning, the Terek Fire in Big Horn County Wyoming has now burned more than 37,000 acres. That's according to WildCAD from the Cody Interagency Dispatch Center.

The BLM says the fire started from two lightning bolts Sunday.

Taylen Arnett, a Cattle Rancher in the Nowood River Valley, says he called his friend Bill Teppert who owns a spraying business, to spay his land and put out the hot spots.

Arnett says even with the rains this area has had this spring and the past few weeks the conditions are still ripe for fires.

"It's turned so hot and dry, it's turned into a tinderbox," Arnett says.

He says it will take about two years for his cattle to come back and graze here.  He now has to find a new place for them to graze.

Both men say they have never seen a fire like this in Big Horn County, Wyoming.

On Monday evening Red Lodge Fire and Dispatch announced on their Facebook Page that they were sending a team down to help fight the fire which is burning south of Bonanza Valley Ranch which is northeast of Worland and southwest of the Bighorn National Forest.

A command center is being established at the Worland fairgrounds. 

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