record http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Fire activity in 2012 sets record http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/fire-activity-2012-sets-record <p>2012 has been the worst fire year on record for Wyoming, according to the Wyoming State Forestry Division.</p><p>State Forester Bill Crapser says there’s been more fire activity, and fires have been larger and more extreme than ever before.</p><p>“Statewide, the only year that we came close to the same amount of acreage would have been way back in 1988 with the Yellowstone fires,” Crapser said.</p><p>The holiday weekend is expected to be hot and dry, so Crapser warns that anyone recreating outside should be exceptionally careful not to start fires.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:11:25 +0000 Willow Belden 29387 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Fire activity in 2012 sets record