Wildfire Danger Rated Normal For June In Wyoming
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The wildfire danger for Wyoming is rated as normal for June, a relief to officials at the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
The forest had its second-worst wildfire season on record last summer. This year, Bridger-Teton fire specialist Andy Norman told the Associated Press that conditions aren't very wet but they're not extremely dry either.
Norman said the forest still has some long-term fire danger issues to deal with, including a prolonged drought and large sections of beetle-killed trees.
The Jackson Hole area has moderate long-term drought conditions but conditions in pockets of southern and eastern Wyoming are considered to be in extreme.