CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters are headed to battle a new fire in northwest Wyoming.

The fire in the Shoshone National Forest started Tuesday and has burned about 1 square mile about 30 miles northwest of Cody.

Nearby scattered rural residences have been evacuated.

Elsewhere in Wyoming, firefighters are mopping up fires burning in the Shoshone forest northwest of Dubois and in the Bridger-Teton National Forest southeast of Jackson.

And two small fires in backcountry areas of Yellowstone National Park are being allowed to burn.

Red flag warnings were posted Wednesday for a large part of central and southern Wyoming.

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