- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - A wildfire forecaster says last weekend’s burst of fires across Wyoming and Montana could be a sign of a busy summer fire season.

Bureau of Land Management fire meteorologist Tim Mathewson works for the Rocky Mountain Coordination Center predicting fire forecasts for the region.

Mathewson says the weather over next couple of months is critical in setting the stage for the intensity of a fire season.

Last spring and into summer it was cool and wet across the Rocky Mountain region, resulting in few wildfires.

However, this spring has been dry and warm so far.

The Sheridan Press reports (https://bit.ly/1DuO3HJ ) that Mathewson and other fire meteorologists will continue to update their forecasts throughout the spring, summer and fall months.

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Information from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press, https://www.thesheridanpress.com/


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