Wyoming's extreme wildfires may be sign of future
Written byCHRISTINE PETERSON, Casper Star-Tribune
More than 1,300 fires burned about 600,000 acres across the state this season, said Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser.
The fires started earlier than normal, ended later and in some areas burned hotter and more erratically. State, federal and local agencies spent roughly $90 million fighting them.
Overgrown and fire-prone forests, rising temperatures and more people on the landscape mean Wyoming may not only see more fires, but more catastrophic ones.VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE