WPR News
8:15 am
Wed January 3, 2007

Wyoming Official Would Make Do

Lander, Wy – A federal report is suggesting that communities and landowners should pay more of the cost of preventing and suppressing wildfires. The report says the abundance of private homes in areas that used to be remote is driving up costs. Federal officials say there will be a vigorous debate over how to split the costs. The fire warden in Fremont County is Craig Haslam. He says if less federal money was available they would have to adjust but Haslam does not support ideas to limit housing near federal land.