Tag Archives: Wyoming

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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Wyoming’s Mullen Fire Growth Slows

Wind gusts predicted     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire that roared across a Wyoming wilderness area toward cabins and a water supply reservoir for Cheyenne calmed down Tuesday but predictions for more gusty winds were cause for concern. ...

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Wind Complicates Efforts to Fight Wyoming Wildfire

Mullen Fire has burned at least 21 square miles     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gusty winds complicated firefighters’ efforts Monday to get ahead of a wildfire burning toward cabins and an important water supply reservoir in southeastern Wyoming. The ...

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Central Wyoming Wildfire Causes Evacuations

The Bradley Fire has has burned approximately 1,600 acres     RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A central Wyoming wildfire prompted evacuations of area residents after burning across several square miles. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said the fire about ...

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Hiring: Forestry Technician (Helitack Squad Boss), BLM, Rawlins, WY

Deadline March 17, 2020     Summary Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website. This position is located in Rawlins, Wyoming. ...

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