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Wyoming Resources Not Sent To Colorado Fires Yet

June 15, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming No Comments

Despite the magnitude of fires burning in neighboring Colorado, there has been no sizable calls for support from Wyoming fire resources to help battle the blazes which to date remain totally out of control.  Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser says two state employees have joined the effort on incident management teams and several firefighters from Wyoming counties have been deployed through standard staffing through the national fire center, but no special orders have been made.  Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to transmit a formal written request for specific firefighting resources from Wyoming today. Acting Governor Max Maxfield will coordinate with Governor Mead, who is in Canada on a trade mission, to deploy equipment and personnel as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the strike team that was sent to New Mexico last week remains there now.  Closer to Jackson, no resources have been requested or sent from the Teton Interagency Fire organization as yet.  By midday Thursday, officials in Colorado estimate that about 360 homes had been destroyed in the Black Forest fire and at least four other fires continue to burn uncontrolled elsewhere in the state.

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