Firefighters Get Handle On Wildfires In Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildfires continue to start and burn across Wyoming, but state Forester Bill Crapser says firefighters appear to be handling them well thanks to heavy initial attacks as soon as a fire is reported.
Crapser says after a busy June and July it appears that fire activity has settled down to what the state would normally see at this time of year. But he expects more fires as the summer wears on.
Wyoming's fire season generally is most active now and through September.
The most active fire now is the Seminoe Fire north of Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County. The fire has burned about 5 square miles and is 37 percent contained. Seminoe State Park remains open, but there are road closures in the area north of Seminoe Dam.