Wet Weather Brings Fire Relief | Big Horn Basin Media

Wet Weather Brings Fire Relief

Written by on September 15, 2017

Good news for this very active wildfire season – the rain and snow on its way this weekend has caused some relief for weary firefighters battling blazes throughout the western states.
The Public Affairs office in Yellowstone National Park sent out a release today noting that the fire danger in the Park has been downgraded from High to Moderate, thanks to the recent moisture and more to come. Up to a foot of snow could fall on Beartooth Pass this weekend, and the colder, wetter weather comes as a welcome relief for the thousands of firefighters battling the blazes in the northwest part of the United States.
The U.S. Forest Service has spent more than 2 billion dollars battling forest fires across the country – that’s a record amount for one fire season. As of yesterday (Thursday), there were 64 large fires burning across 10 states, with 21 in Montana.

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