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On Air Staff and WPM Interns
Tue September 28, 2004
Fire Danger Growing
Jackson, Wy – The fire danger is growing in western
That's according to national forest officials, who say that
recent dry weather and the start of fall hunting are raising the
Paul Hutta is fire management officer for the Bridger-Teton
National Forest. He says it wouldn't take much for a fire to easily
spread, especially in some of the forest's high alpine meadows.
Officials says that vigorous undergrowth -- brought on by a wet
spring and early summer -- could serve as kindling for a large
The Forest Service urges visitors to extinguish campfires
completely with water and a shovel.
Fifteen human-caused fires have been reported in the
Bridger-Teton forest this year.