Green River Star -

By David Martin

Sweetwater County burns


August 1, 2018

Several large wildfires started in Sweetwater County, burning thousands of acres of land.

According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, multiple wildfires were reported Saturday, starting at about 11:30 a.m., and continued into the early evening. Firefighters from throughout the county and the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management responded to the blazes quickly after they were reported, but conditions worked against their efforts.

“But due to the extremely hot, dry and windy weather several of these fires gained ground and rapidly increased in fire behavior and rates of spread...

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