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A recent press release out of Greybull announced that Bighorn National Forest officials have lifted the nearly year-long closure of the Crater Ridge Fire Area today (July 13, 2022).  Visitors can now freely access the previously closed roads and areas. “Remember that entering burned areas increases risk of injury or damage to your equipment,” Acting…

Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney is sponsoring a new bill – named in honor of Cody smokejumper Tim Hart – to increase the pay and benefits of all federal firefighters. U.S. Representative Liz Cheney is co-sponsoring new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. She joins a bipartisan effort with Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Congresswoman…

Shoshone National Forest ends a relatively quiet summer with a fast-growing wildfire near Lander, which has grown over 700 acres in just a few days. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, a Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Sand Creek Fire. It’s the largest wildfire in Shoshone National Forest…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened California’s power supply. Nearly 60 wildfires tore through bone-dry timber and brush from Alaska to Wyoming, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Arizona, Idaho and Montana accounted…

UPDATE (10:28 a.m.): The Park County Sheriff’s office says the blaze is a grass fire on County Road 3SK. The KODI news team is pursuing further details and will pass them along as they become available. ================================================== Original Story: Fire crews are responding Tuesday morning to a new blaze that broke out several miles south…


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