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All 23 Counties Enact Fire Restrictions

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7/6/2012 

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437


July 6, 2012


******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov


All 23 Counties Enact Fire Restrictions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Every county in Wyoming has now put fire restrictions in place creating a statewide fire ban. Governor Matt Mead thanked all of the County Commissions for acting quickly to protect the public.

“This morning we had over 3,000 men and women in Wyoming fighting fires. Every active C-130 equipped to fight fires in the nation was flying in Wyoming. This fire season has been severe from the property lost to the number of acres burned and the costs. These restrictions can help prevent fires caused by people,” Governor Mead said.

Under state law, the decision to institute a fire ban is made by County Commissioners. State Parks, State Lands and the Game and Fish Department all have fire bans in place as well.

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