As much of the southeast prepares for Hurricane Irma to strike Florida this weekend and the recovery efforts for Texas following Harvey, we cannot forget about the west.
We in Wyoming have had a lucky, (so far) tame fire season, but our neighbors to the north are struggling with more than thirty active wildfires burning, according to reports from InciWeb.com.
A total of one million, twenty-two thousand, eight hundred and one acres have burned, so far and many of the fire remain active at this time.
The largest one, the Rice Ridge Fire , broke out on July 24th and has grown to 120, 759 acres, according to InciWeb.com.
The cause has been attributed to a lightning strike and the fire is only 5% contained.
Other noted fires include the Lodgepole Complex Fire which burned approximately 270,723 acres. As of August 31st, the fire is 93% contained.
So the southeast gears up for Irma, please keep don't forget about our neighbors to the north as they continue to battle wildfires.
For more information please visit inciweb.nwcg.gov for more information about the active fires in the west.