June 11, 2021 |

With more than a dozen wildfires already burning throughout the state, red flag warnings in place, and moderate-to-extreme drought, Wyoming is in for what officials are calling “a significant” wildfire season.

Yesterday, Governor Mark Gordon, along with representatives from the Wyoming State Forestry Division, Homeland Security and the Bureau of Land Management held a briefing to discuss the 2021 fire season outlook. Cali O’Hare reports.

Pictured above: Screenshot of Thursday’s wildfire briefing.

Click here to watch a replay of the briefing

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