Wyoming is Still in Fire Season

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CASPER, Wyo. You may notice signs in Natrona County with warnings about wild fire conditions.

Despite the recent snow, conditions are still ripe for wild fires.

The high winds lead to dry conditions, which are fuel for fires.

Tall grass and weeds also help them burn, though more snow does make a wildfire less likely.

"Once we start getting some good snowfall it will start knocking those tall grasses down and then they'll lay down closer to the ground and they'll burn a lot less intense." Explained Chief Bob Fawcett of the Natrona County Fire Protection District.

Fawcett also said that fire season is now year-round.