Yellowstone Worried About Fire Season

Mammoth, WY – The mild winter has officials in Yellowstone National Park concerned about the summer fire season. The Park's Fire Management Officer, Phil Perkins, says moisture levels are strikingly similar to what was seen before the devastating 1988 fire season. He says February precipitation was exactly the same this year as it was in 1988. But Perkins notes they were in the same boat at this time a year ago. He says spring and summer rains helped them dodge a bullet. Still, the long-term forecasting doesn't look too promising. Perkins says above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation is expected for the spring and summer months.