fire season http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming National Guard Sends Air Tankers To Fight NW Wildfires http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-national-guard-sends-air-tankers-fight-nw-wildfires <p>The Wyoming Air National Guard will send two military air tankers to Boise, Idaho to help fight wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The planes are equipped with a special fire-fighting device called a </span>MAFF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> –which stands for Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and can drop up to 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:55:26 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 61757 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming National Guard Sends Air Tankers To Fight NW Wildfires Fire danger high in Tetons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-danger-high-tetons <p>Fire danger rose to a “high” rating this week for both Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park, due to a combination of warm weather, low humidity and strong winds.</p><p>Traci Weaver, a spokeswoman for Bridger-Teton, says that dry vegetation and a higher-than-usual number of lightning strikes already posed a fire risk… But campers have abandoned more than 100 campfires this season, compounding the danger. Weaver urges campers to be responsible forest stewards.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:22:02 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 45004 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire danger high in Tetons State Forester urges caution with fireworks on Independence Day http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-forester-urges-caution-fireworks-independence-day <p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:03:42 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 42856 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Forester urges caution with fireworks on Independence Day State prepares for the fire season http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-prepares-fire-season <p>For the last month, state officials have expressed concern about Wyoming’s dry winter and the possibility of another bad fire season.&nbsp; But with the moisture the state has recently received, the question is whether that concern has been reduced.&nbsp; Bill Crapser is the state forester and he tells Bob Beck that having more moisture has helped.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:24:24 +0000 Bob Beck 39918 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State prepares for the fire season