Early season fires spark due to warm, windy and dry conditions

(Wyoming) — Fires have sparked around Wyoming and Southern Montana, according to the National Weather Service offices in Billings and Riverton. It will be very warm again today, and more daily record high temps will likely be broken — in Sheridan, a record of 74 degrees was set yesterday. "Please be careful if you are planning to burn," the National Weather Service in Billings says, noting several fires on the radar Saturday in Yellowstone County, Montana. A Pacific cold front will move in from the west late this afternoon and evening, bringing gusty west winds, cooler temps and increasing shower activity. But until then, the Riverton office is advising people from around Wyoming refrain from any outdoor burning today. A grass fire near Cody started because a controlled burn got out of control, and in Casper, a grass fire burned Friday night near CY Avenue and a local middle school. *Feature photo: A fire in Casper Friday night that spread quickly. h/t OilCity / Pitchengine Communities* *[image: Inline image 1]* *Map h/t National Weather Service Riverton#dally #news*