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By David Martin

A mild fire season anticipated in county

Cheatgrass is a concern


With average precipitation and above average temperatures forecasted for the next few months, the upcoming fire season isn’t anticipated to be severe in Sweetwater County.

Mike Bournazian, the Sweetwater County Fire Chief, said there’s a low potential for large-scale wildfires in the area.

“It’s not alarming, it falls into what would be expected to be a mild fire season,” Bournazian said.

The fire season in Southwestern Wyoming is late July through September

While the heavy winter moisture has resulted in more grass, and fuel, for fires, Bournazian said the overall fuel moisture,...

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