Our View: Be aware of the fire danger


As is evidenced by the large burned-out spot in Telephone Canyon, fire season has arrived in Sweetwater County.

High temperatures combined with little moisture create a situation where the smallest spark can create a massive blaze. In Sweetwater County, it isn’t unusual for residents to see smoke obscure the clear afternoon sky. It isn’t unusual to see wild land firefighters hurrying along state highways and country roads to take on blazes in some of the most out-of-the-way areas in the county.

In Rock Springs, residents routinely see a portion of White Mountain catch fire during the J...

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