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Wyoming 2017 wildfire season predicted to be about average

 

May 26, 2017



CHEYENNE (AP) — Most of Wyoming, including the heavily forested northwest part of the state, is predicted to have a slightly below average to average large wildfire season this year, state forester Bill Crapser said.

“Their best long-term trends right now are kind of on the low end of average,” Crapser said. “They are predicting quite a bit of lightning. So their prediction right now is that we’re probably going to have ... a lot of starts, but probably a lower than average large fire development.”

The predictions come from the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center in Denver....



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