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Fire Prevention

The 6,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is slightly less contained than it was last week, as the fight moves over the Montana state line. The Crater Ridge Fire continues to spread throughout the northern section of Bighorn National Forest. While fire activity is currently minimal, it’s still hot and still burning. When…

As wildfires stretch federal resources and personnel to their limits, the U.S. Forest Service moves into PL5 – with potentially dire consequences for Wyoming. Considering the massive wildfires burning in Wyoming and throughout the United States, the U.S. Forest Service made a sobering announcement. As of last week, the agency has entered Preparedness Level 5…

Another day, another fire in Shoshone National Forest where quick action by fire personnel prevented another spark from growing into an inferno. On Thursday, July 29, Shoshone National Forest fire personnel responded to a report of smoke on the Wind River Ranger District near Dubois. The lightning-strike fire was located near the Wolf Creek Trailhead.…

In two weeks, the fire danger in Yellowstone National Park jumped from Low to High – a foreboding sign for an increasingly hot and dry Summer 2021. June 2021 has been hot and dry throughout Wyoming, and Yellowstone is no exception. As a result, much of the state has become a tinder box waiting for…


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