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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 10/01/10
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

Fire Danger Very High


Because of very high fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming is urging the public to be careful with fire while recreating this fall.

“We are experiencing unseasonably hot and dry conditions statewide for this time of year,” said BLM Fire Management Officer Jeff Fedrizzi. “The conditions are more like what we'd see in August, not October. Based on our fire indices, the fire danger is very high to extreme."

Several fires are currently burning in Wyoming, some of which were human-caused.

"Be sure your campfires are out. Also, be aware of the potential for a fire to spark when driving or riding on an off-highway vehicle," Fedrizzi added. "In addition, please carry a shovel, fire-extinguisher and water in case of an accidental fire ignition."

Please report all wildfires immediately. For the latest fire information, go to http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Fire.html



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 10-01-2010