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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 the Wyoming State Forestry Division

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 central Wyoming

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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 and west of Seminoe Dam

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2 Wyoming Air Tankers Resume Firefighting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes have returned to fighting wildfires this week.

The increased fire activity in the West prompted the U.S. Forest Service to call for the C-130s, which are specially outfitted to drop up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant slurry or water

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Not Much Activity Expected From Wyo. Wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cooler temperatures are keeping wildfires in Wyoming in check for the time being.

Officials say they don't expect much activity Thursday on fires burning in remote areas of western Wyoming

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Expected Dry Lightning Raises Wyo. Fire Risk

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The risk of new fires starting is high across western Wyoming, including Yellowstone National Park.

The National Weather Service says a weak monsoonal moisture flow is expected to bring strong wind gusts and dry lightning Thursday afternoon, making it possible for new fires to start and spread

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