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Wyoming Firefighters Help New Mexico
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A group of Wyoming firefighters is in New Mexico to help with fires there. Two large fires in Northern New Mexico have displaced families from their homes. The Wyoming team includes crews and equipment from Albany, Natrona and Washakie Counties along with a group from th…
Difficult Wildfire Season Expected in Wyoming Again in 2013
2012 was an extremely difficult wildfire year not only in central Wyoming, but statewide. Multiple wildfires raged throughout the state last year, including the 15,500-acre Sheep Herder Hill Fire that destroyed 37 homes atop Casper Mountain. Natrona County fire inspector Dave Baker says he doesn…
Senators Urge USDA Action To Curb Wildfire Risk
DENVER (AP) — Senators from Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota are encouraging federal officials to use the timber industry to help thin forests prone to wildfires, like ones that raged across their states this summer. In a letter Thursday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the senators sa…
Crews Build Lines Around Wildfire In Western Wyo.
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Fire officials say a wildfire burning about 30 miles west of Pinedale in western Wyoming is 10 percent contained. The Chall Creek Fire was burning on about 400 acres Tuesday. It ignited Sunday and has prompted evacuation orders for Timberline Lodge and some homes near Me…
Cool Weather, Lighter Winds Lowers Wyo. Fire Danger
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service says cooler weather and lighter winds will help lower the risk of fires starting and growing in Wyoming on Friday. However, dangerous conditions could return Sunday or Monday. Several large wildfires are still burning in the state, including …
Red Flag Warning For Much Of Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More warm, dry, windy weather is keeping the fire danger high across much of Wyoming. Red flag warnings were in effect through Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service said an approaching Canadian cold front would produce gusty winds from the north in south and cent…
Hunters Asked To Avoid Burned Areas Near Rawlins
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Hunters are being asked to avoid areas burned by two wildfires in Carbon County this summer. The Ferris and Seminoe wildfires burned over 12,000 acres 30 miles northeast of Rawlins this summer, including popular hunting areas on the east end of Ferris Mountain and north a…

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