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Weather predictions mean Wyoming fire season may remain light

Weather predictions mean Wyoming fire season may remain light

Wyoming’s wildfire season this year has not yet turned into much. As of mid-July, the state has experienced only a handful of small fires. Few have grown larger than initial attacks, said state forester Bill Crapser.

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Officials say Wyoming fire season may stay light

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s wildfire season this year has not yet turned into much. As of mid-July, the state has experienced only a handful of small fires. Few have grown larger than initial attacks, said state forester Bill Crapser.

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Early 2014 Wyoming snowpack levels promising

Early 2014 Wyoming snowpack levels promising

Fire season is several months away, but the state’s weather and climate gurus are keeping a close watch on the amount of moisture falling on the ground.

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Wyoming's 2014 fire season is anyone's guess

The same infernos that engulfed Wyoming and the West in 2012 were expected for 2013. Governments planned and firefighters prepared for what they feared could be a repeat of the worst fire season on record.

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Moderate Wyoming wildfire season leaves experts guessing

CASPER, Wyo. — A repeat of the 2012 fire season was deemed inevitable in February and March. Snow pack levels were dangerously low. Optimism wasn’t high. Experts predicted that the worst drought in decades wasn’t done terrorizing Wyoming.

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Crook County institutes fire ban after 15 wildfires in early April

CASPER, Wyo. — In most Wyoming counties, folks likely are relishing the blooming trees and green grass. But in Crook County, officials see potential wildfire.

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Experts: 2013 fires could be worse than 2012

Experts: 2013 fires could be worse than 2012

Fires raged across the state for months last summer. Health officials warned of the dangers of smoke inhalation, dark clouds covered mountain ranges and blazes tore through ranches and homes.

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Experts: 2013 fires could be worse than 2012

Experts: 2013 fires could be worse than 2012

Fires raged across the state for months last summer. Health officials warned of the dangers of smoke inhalation, dark clouds covered mountain ranges and blazes tore through ranches and homes.

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2012 among worst fire seasons on record in Wyoming

2012 among worst fire seasons on record in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — This year's wildfire season was among the most destructive on record in Wyoming, with as many as 1,400 wildfires charring more than a half-million acres, state forester Bill Crapser said.

October 23, 2012 1:32 pm Photos

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Experts wonder if forest fires will only increase in number, severity

Experts wonder if forest fires will only increase in number, severity

ARAPAHO FIRE, Wyo. – Little remains from the fire that melted siding, cracked windows and exploded rocks. Bonnie Parker’s house barely survived, along with an old outhouse.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Conditions on Casper Mountain even drier than large, 2006 fire

Conditions on Casper Mountain even drier than large, 2006 fire

CASPER, Wyo. -- Smoke filled the sky, and even from several miles away, the fire sounded like a jet engine.

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Upton fire destroys 1 house, forces evacuations

Upton fire destroys 1 house, forces evacuations

UPTON — One house burned and dozens of others were evacuated as a wildfire burned through the town of Upton in northeastern Wyoming.

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More wildfires ignite in Wyoming over weekend

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The weekend brought more wildfires starting across Wyoming and firefighters quickly responding.

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Wyoming fire crews hope to capitalize on wet weather

Wyoming fire crews hope to capitalize on wet weather

CHEYENNE — Firefighters are hoping to capitalize on recent wet weather to rein in four major fires burning around Wyoming. Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser said Friday the damp conditions raise hopes that firefighters will have an "opportunity to wrap these fires up, and we may have a bit…

July 06, 2012 1:48 pm Photos

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Investigation finds Guernsey State Park fire is human caused

Investigation finds Guernsey State Park fire is human caused

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Investigators have determined a wildfire that scorched 2,800 acres in Guernsey State Park was started by humans, a state official said Wednesday.

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More firefighters on way to Wyoming wildfire

More firefighters on way to Wyoming wildfire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday called on more experienced fire managers and crews to fight a wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming.

June 06, 2012 4:37 pm Photos

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Crews fight fires in southeast Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fires have broken out over the last few days in southeast Wyoming.

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Fire danger remains high in parts of Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The risk of wildfires spreading remains high in parts of Wyoming because of hot, dry weather.

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Red flag warning posted for most of Wyoming

A new wildfire in southern Wyoming has grown to 650 acres because of dry, windy conditions.

August 31, 2011 5:19 pmLoading…

Dry lightning may have sparked new Wyoming fires

Lightning has started about a half dozen more fires in eastern Wyoming.

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