- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A rare springtime fire ban for part of southeast Wyoming has been lifted.

Laramie County officials imposed the partial ban April 18 after a spell of warm and dry weather. They lifted the ban Tuesday following a pattern of rain and snow.

Temperatures in southeast Wyoming in March were more than 7 degrees above normal and in the first half of April almost 6 degrees above normal.

Precipitation was half an inch below normal. Then came the rain and snow. As of Wednesday, the Cheyenne area was more than 1 inch ahead of normal moisture for this time of year.

County Fire Warden Matt Butler tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle (https://bit.ly/2pPiqIl ) the fire ban is unlikely to be reinstated soon because grasslands are greening up.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com


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