County Declines to Implement Burn Ban
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 2, 2017
Plans to impose a burn ban in Park County have been abandoned.
The County Commissioners were set to consider imposing a burn ban at their meeting yesterday. Jerry Parker, Administrator for Park County Fire District 2, told the Commissioners yesterday that during the June Fire, he and Commission Chair Lee Livingston had considered having the commission impose a ban on burning in the County due to the weather patterns that provided optimal conditions for wildfires. However, Parker says that the cooler weather has made that decision unnecessary.
Livingston added that the BLM does have a burn ban in place due to the abundance of dry grasses and prime fuels, but he says the Forest Service is not considering a burn ban at this time thanks to the cooler weather that we are currently experiencing.
However, there is a fire on the Bighorn National Forest that was reported yesterday. The Forest Service sent out a release yesterday afternoon which reports that firefighters are responding to a reported wildfire located about eight miles northwest of Burgess Junction.