Tag Archives: Wyoming

U.S. West Faces Record Heat and Intensifying Risk of Wildfires

Excessive heat stretched from southeast California across Arizona and Nevada and into New Mexico     By ANITA SNOW Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana ...

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Wind Stirs Up Wildfires in Montana and Wyoming

Excessive heat warnings across parts of each state     BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A sweltering heat wave smashed daily temperature records in Montana and Wyoming and complicated the fight to corral several large wildfires, as gusts fanned the blazes ...

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Fallen Wyoming Smokejumper Honored by Fellow Wildland Firefighters

“My son died, but not in vain and not for nothing.”     CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Fellow wildland firefighters, U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon paid tribute during a weekend memorial for Tim Hart, ...

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USFA: Wyoming On-Duty Death

Assistant chief contracted COVID-19 while on a wildfire assignment     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini, 67, of Laramie County Fire District #2 ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Wyoming Hotshots 2020 Season

A look at some of this year’s firefighting   Shannon Sullivan Wyoming Hotshots 2020 (This video not endorsed by the USFS, USDA, or Bighorn National Forest) Song credits: Icky Thumb – The White Stripes Hooked On An Eight Second Ride ...

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Winds Fan Rocky Mountain Wildfires in Wyoming

Latest on Mullen and Cameron Peak fires     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two big Rocky Mountain wildfires flared up again Monday as dry, gusty winds blew embers past areas where firefighters had been making progress. Firefighters at the Mullen ...

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Mullen Fire Destroys 29 Homes in Wyoming

31 other structures burned     By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire destroyed 29 homes and 31 other structures in a southeastern Wyoming forest and threatened to remain active for weeks to come, officials said. ...

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Strong Winds Expected to Fan Southeastern Wyoming Wildfire

Mullen Fire conditions expected to be worse on Friday     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire burning in southeastern Wyoming is expected to continue growing in strong winds through the weekend, fire officials said Thursday. The fire in the ...

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