False Spring sparks fire warnings for Wyoming

Mar 14, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for several low-lying areas of Wyoming due to the current warm, dry and windy conditions in eastern and northern counties.

Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser says Wyoming's normal fire season stretches from June through October, but spring-like conditions in many low-lying areas of the state create the potential for rapid and extreme fires.

"Our advice is even though your counties are not in fire restrictions, when there are fire weather warnings or red flag warnings in place, not to do any outside burning, whether you’re burning trash, whether you’re burning brush, or whether you’re burning ditches, definitely not the time to be doing that kind of burning," says Crapser.

Warnings have been issued along the Nebraska border, in Laramie, Goshen, parts of Platte county, and farther north in Crook and Weston counties.