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Wildland Fire

The fire season “begins” in Yellowstone National Park, although several fires have already been spotted and contained throughout the park this summer – and the season isn’t ending anytime soon. Summer 2022 has been relatively quiet in Yellowstone National Park – at least when it comes to wildland fires. No significant fires have sparked this…

Nearly a year to the day since the Crater Ridge Fire was first sparked, smokejumpers and other personnel are on the scene of the Willow Creek Fire, which is small but not extinguished. Bighorn National Forest reports a fire was detected late in the day on Thursday, July 14, 2022. The location is approximately 2.5…

With contributions from the University of Wyoming, a new study suggests the world has entered a new age of wildfires – larger, stronger, and more frequent. Bryan Shuman, a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming, is a primary co-author of a recently published paper titled “Rocky Mountain Subalpine…

Custer Gallatin National Forest has released more information on the Robertson Draw Fire, which has consumed 200 acres and will likely grow larger this week. On Monday, June 14, Custer Gallatin National Forest released its first official report on the Robertson Draw Fire. An InciWeb page is also active for the incident. According to the…

The first wildfires of 2021 are burning in northern Wyoming and southern Montana – an ominous sign for summer during an ongoing drought in northwest Wyoming. It’s officially wildland fire season in Wyoming, and fires are already igniting throughout the Bighorn Basin. As of June 13, there are three wildfires burning in the Bighorn Basin.…


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