*UPDATED (7/5)* Extreme Fire Danger Continues Through the 4th of July Holiday and Beyond

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Here is a map for the current fires in the RIW forecast area. Click to enlarge.

Here is a map of precipitation totals from automated observing sites across the state through June 28th. Minimal quality control has been performed to this data.  Click to enlarge.

This is the same map zoomed in to the area around the Fontenelle Fire. The thick black lines indicate the fire outline from Friday 6/29/2012. Click to enlarge.


Fire weather season has gotten off to an early start this year and it looks like it will be busy for the next few months. As illustrated on the map above, four fires continue to burn across western and central Wyoming. Conditions will remain hot and dry through today, and early Thursday. A change in the pattern is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms late Thursday into this weekend. This could potentially bring some much-needed moisture to the region. Vegetation is extremely dry across the state, especially in the lower elevations and adjacent foothills. Here is a map and listing of counties with burn bans already in effect.  In addition, local, state and federal agencies have begun to take other actions:

Partial fire ban in Shoshone National Forest

Fire ban restrictions updated for Natrona Co. Wednesday

A Fire Safety Advisory has been issued for 4th of July weekend

A fire ban has been announced for Game & Fish lands

Wyoming officials prepare for busy fire season

Here are some additional links for fire information in Wyoming

Active Fire Mapping Program: Here you can find every active fire across the country. The pull-menu at the bottom allows you to view information about each individual fire.

Inciweb: This contains the latest information on the most important fires in Wyoming

National Interagency Fire Center: This site contains more information for fires across the country.

Wyoming Interagency Fire Restrictions: Here you can find fire information per each field office.

Please be careful with fire during the holiday weekend and through the rest of summer. Do your part to help the firefighters: don't start any new fires!  Pay attention to local news and media outlets for up-to-the-date information.

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