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Fire danger creeps higher statewide

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The likelihood of large wildfires is increasing in Wyoming with the dry weather much of the state has seen over the past month or so.

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows nearly all of Wyoming experiencing moderate to extreme drought.

Parts of Wyoming that got above-average snowfall in April have been abnormally dry ever since. The Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming is getting drier now that the weather has warmed up.

However, no major wildfires are burning in Wyoming yet.

A minor fire was burning Tuesday in Bridger-Teton National Forest about six miles southeast of Hoback Junction in western Wyoming.

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