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The Water Wheel Fire kicked planning efforts for the next disaster into high gear.

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Disaster planning effort best in state, says county

With the chance of a major Rim Country wildfire at an all-time high this year, fire and law enforcement officials have started early to prepare for disaster. On Thursday, April 5, Supervisor Tommie Martin hosted a meeting at the county’s Star Valley yard to facilitate fire and law enforcement officials in preparing for what is shaping up to be an alarming fire season. “Some of the predictions on this year’s fire season, along with lots of early, drying fine fuels growth, has certainly gotten my attention,” said Martin. “We’ve had a series of pretty ‘calm’ fire seasons and I would hate to see us get caught completely flat-footed this year.”

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