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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 po…
More Aid For Counties Affected By Colorado Fires
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved disaster loan assistance for farmers, ranchers, businesses, homeowners and nonprofit organizations affected by some Colorado wildfires, flooding and mudslides this summer. The low-interest loans are available to people affected…
Fire Risk Still High In Oklahoma; 1 Blaze Contained
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations in parts of Oklahoma has been contained. The Freedom Hill Fire Department says the fire that flared up near Mannford in northeastern Oklahoma is still burning Monday but has been contained. Officials say cooler temperatur…
More Wildfires In Wyoming Over Weekend
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Another weekend with more wildfires starting across Wyoming and firefighters quickly responding. State Forester Bill Crapser says there was a lot of activity over the weekend statewide, especially in Sheridan, Campbell and Crook counties in northern Wyoming. Crapser says…
Rand: Put Water Scoopers At Core Of Firefighting
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A think tank recommends a much different strategy for using airplanes to fight wildfires than the one being pursued by the U.S. Forest Service. A report out Monday by the RAND Corp. says most large airplanes the Forest Service uses to fight wildfires should be water scoo…
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…
Dead Cattle, Devastation In Wake Of Western Fires
VOLBORG, Mont. (AP) — The surge in wildfires across the West this summer is taking its toll on the livestock industry. Ranchers and officials say the blazes have killed animals outright while destroying some food supplies for the stock. In addition hundreds of miles of fence and numerous corr…
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…
Fire Starts Northwest Of Seminoe Reservoir
  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More experienced firefighters will be taking over the fight against a wildfire burning near Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County. The fire has burned an estimated 3,100 acres and is about a mile north of Seminoe Dam. However, Seminoe State Park is not threatened. Ab…

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