High Fire Danger Warning in Effect for Cody All Day Thursday
Written by Scott Campbell on September 24, 2020
Sure, it’s technically fall, but fire danger is still high across much of Wyoming, as evidenced by the rapid growth of the Mullen Fire which has now burned some 18,000 acres west of Laramie.
In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for just about the entire state — including Cody and Park County — for Thursday.
A red flag warning means warm temperatures, low humidities and gusty winds will create erratic fire behavior and possibly new wildfires. So, it’s crucial that we be very careful with open flames and anything else that could lead to a new blaze.
The warning from the National Weather Service in Riverton calls for unseasonably warm temperatures, with highs in the 70s for mountainous areas and mid to upper 80s in the lower elevations.
The warning expires at 9 p.m. Thursday.