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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 W…
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 said overg…
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 Mern…
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 a 1…
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 centra…
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…
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 slurr…

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