Northern Wyoming Daily News - Serving the Big Horn Basin for over 100 years

By Mae Smith
Big Horn County Extension 

Is your home, land prepared in case of fire?

 

Mae Smith

Smoke fills the air on another August day. Fortunately, fires creating the smoke are in states to the West but any day it could be Wyoming's turn.

With the wonderful precipitation this year, grass is tall and has been green most of the summer. But - it is about to turn brown, creating abundant fuel. One lightning strike and the once lush hills could be ablaze bringing the threat of fire much closer to home. You certainly don't have to be surrounded by trees to be threatened by fire so how prepared are you?

Be prepared: The 3 R's of defensible space (excerpt from Living with Wildfire in Wyo...



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