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Russell’s Camp Fire Lines Hold Despite Wind
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New wildfires have started in northern Wyoming. A new fire is burning in the Shoshone National Forest near the Montana border. The fire has forced the closure of a 15 mile section of U.S. 212 in northern Park County. Another fire is burning about 12 miles south of Ten Sl…
Colorado Blaze Too Dangerous To Assess Damage
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say it remains too dangerous for them to fully assess the damage from a destructive wildfire threatening Colorado’s second-largest city. Colorado Springs emergency management director Brett Waters said Wednesday morning that officials don …
Firefighters Seek To Suppress New Wildfire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Winds gusting up to 45 mph are making things difficult for firefighters battling two wildfires in Wyoming. The first major wildfire of the season in western Wyoming increased markedly in size on Tuesday because of the strong winds. The Fontenelle Fire burning in the Brid…
Firefighters Battling Wildfires Struggle In Record Heat
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Searing, record-setting heat in the interior West is making it harder for firefighters to battle wildfires in Colorado, Utah and other Rocky Mountain states. Nearly a week of 100-plus degree days and low humidity in Colorado is sapping moisture from timber and gr…
Wildfires Claim 189 Homes In No. Colorado
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters continue to face dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region. They’re working in hot, dry weather to battle a wildfire that’s charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado. Authorities say eight more homes have burned n…
Obama To Sign Bill Speeding Up Air Tanker Deals
DENVER (AP) — A bill to speed up the contracting of the next generation of air tankers is about to become law. President Barack Obama plans to sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet had urged the president sign the measure quickly. The U.S. House and Senate passe…
Smoky Skies In Cheyenne From Colorado Fire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Smoke from a massive wildfire in northern Colorado is blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne. The High Park fire has burned over more than 70 square miles of the Rocky Mountain high country. The fire is burning about 50 miles southwest of Ch…
Wyo. Sends Helicopter To Help Colo. Fire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming National Guard helicopter is being sent to Colorado to help fight a wildfire there. Gov. Matt Mead’s office says the state of Colorado asked for a Wyoming Guard Black Hawk helicopter and its four crew members to help in the fight against a fire west of F…
Wyoming Provides Wildfire Website
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming State Forestry Division has created a website offering current information on wildfires across the state. The website will be updated daily during frequent fire activity. During periods of infrequent fire activity, the site may be updated only periodically. The w…
SE Wyo. Seeing Smoky Air From Colo. Wildfire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that smoke from wildfires can cause health concerns. Some areas of southeastern Wyoming area are seeing smoky air because of a fire burning northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. Dr. Tracy Murphy is epidemiologist at the Wyomi…

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