Wildland

UPDATE: Crews Have Contained 70 Percent Of Smith Mountain Fire
Firefighters now have contained 70 percent of the Smith Mountain fire about 40 miles southeast of Casper, according to a news release form the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Thursday. The wildfire is estimated to be 100 percent contained by Sunday, said Frank Keeler, the BLM’s High Desert …
Wildland Firefighter Training Underway
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Preparations for wildfire season are underway in Rawlins this week. Fifteen people are training to become wildland firefighters in a course sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management. In order to be certified, they must be able to complete a three-mile hike in less than 4…