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Busy Week For Firefighters In NE Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — It’s been a busy week for firefighters in northeast Wyoming. Dozens of wildfires broke out in Crook, Campbell and Weston counties since last weekend. Most fires were started by lightning. Crook County Fire Warden Gari Gill counts 41 fires since last Saturday alone…
Helium Plant, Drilling Resume Near Western Wyo. Fire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Things are starting to return to normal near a 100-square-mile burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Fontenelle Fire was 80 percent contained Thursday and it hasn’t spread since Monday. Fire managers say operations have resumed at a nearby helium plant…
Squirrel Creek Fire 100% Contained
The nearly 11,000 acre Squirrel Creek Fire is 100% contained, this according to a release sent by California Interagency Incident Management Team Four Monday night. The release says that the California Interagency Incident Managment Team transferred command of the Squirrel Creek Fire back to the Med…
Rain, Cool Weather Helps Slow Wyo. Wildfires
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s largest wildfires remain in check after rain and cooler weather helped firefighters gain the upper hand over the weekend. But warm, drier weather is returning, meaning conditions will soon again favor the spread of any new fires that might start. The lar…
Rain, Cool Weather Helps Slow Wyo. Wildfires
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rain and cooler weather has helped the fight against wildfires burning in Wyoming. The largest of the fires is the roughly 150-square-mile Arapaho Fire burning northwest of Wheatland. Over the weekend, rain allowed firefighters there to attack parts of the fire that were…
Rain Helps Fight Against Wyoming Fires
NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) — Rain has helped crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie. The residents of about 15 homes were evacuated Wednesday evening because the fire grew to the southeast in beetle-killed timber.…
Obama Officials to Visit Colorado
DENVER — Obama administration officials will be visiting Colorado and Idaho to learn more about the response to the destructive wildfires in the West. Starting Monday, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano and agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack plan to travel to Denver and Colorado Spri…

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