Crapser http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Despite moisture officials still worry about fires http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/despite-moisture-officials-still-worry-about-fires <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">Wyoming fire officials say the wet spring this year has been helpful, but </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">they’re still unsure</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;"> what it will mean for the fire season this year.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></span><p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 23:09:29 +0000 Bob Beck 41284 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Despite moisture officials still worry about fires Fire activity in 2012 sets record http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire activity in 2012 sets record