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Spring burning? Plan ahead, avoid burning in state rights-of-way


March 18, 2017

WORLAND — As temperatures begin to warm and the winter snows melt, many ranchers, farmers and other people head outside to begin their annual agricultural burns.

Each year, as the spring burning season gets into full swing, at least a few of these burns get out of control. This year, the National Weather Service is encouraging people to stay safe and “Learn Before You Burn!”

“Frequently, our calm mornings turn windy during the afternoon,” said Tim Troutman of the National Weather Service Riverton office. “Having an up-to-date wind speed and direction forecast can help you dec...

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