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2012 Fire Season Very Costly

October 25, 2012 State of Wyoming No Comments
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This summer’s fire season is being considered the worst in Wyoming’s recorded history.  Altogether, 560-thousand acres that burned on state federal and private lands, which State Forester Bill Crapser says exceeds the state average of 75-thousand acres per year.  The wildfires cost about $100,000 to fight and 75 homes and cabins along with 60 outbuildings were destroyed.  Governor Matt Mead says the federal government will likely help pay about half of the tab.  Crapser blames the bad fire season on hot, dry weather and increased lightning strikes.

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