2019 Wildfire Season Unpredictable

Written by on June 27, 2019

While the 2019 wildfire season has been delayed due to a cooler, wet summer, fuels are building up and fire season could ramp up.

That’s according to Bill Crapser with the Wyoming State Forestry Division. Crapser, along with Governor Mark Gordon and representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and other agencies, met yesterday for a fire briefing, to discuss Wyoming’s fire outlook for 2019, interagency collaboration, and wildfire preparedness.

Crapser noted that the 2019 wildfire season could take off later in the summer, depending upon when the state dries out and the temperatures increase.

At the briefing, the agencies discussed the 2018 wildfire season, noting that there were numerous wildfires across Wyoming’s landscape that spanned multiple jurisdictions. All of the speakers acknowledged the importance of efficient and effective interagency collaboration between local, state, and federal partners related to wildfires.


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