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Wildfire burning through parched vegetation in western Wyoming
9/26/2018 4:21:07 PM



CATEGORIES:
Fire
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Sublette County, WY

Start Date: 9/23/2018 -  
The Roosevelt fire burned nearly 40,000 acres of parched vegetation south of Jackson and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes. The blaze was driven by strong winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. The Sublette County sheriff’s Sergeant Travis Bingham noted that the flames were burning in thick vegetation that was exceedingly dry due to prolonged drought. Reuters (New York), Sept. 23, 2018
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