WPR News
12:07 pm
Thu August 12, 2004

Cool And Wet Weather Fights Fires

Cheyenne, Wy – Unusually warm and dry weather this spring
prompted state fire managers to prepare for the worst, but cool and wet weather this summer has resulted in fewer wildfires than usual.
State Forester Bill Crapser says the likelihood of severe fires
has diminished considerably around Wyoming.
He says things could still flare up from the end of August
through September. But from here on out firefighters will have the
advantage of shorter days and cooler nights.
The state Forestry Division battles fires on state land and
helps fight fires on private land. So far this year it has battled
only 17 or 18 fires, the largest of which was no bigger than 400
acres.