Fire Danger Rises
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 14, 2017
With the recent hot, dry weather, fire danger has risen.
Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management offices in Cody, Lander and Worland placed fire restrictions on all public lands administered by those offices.
Park County Fire District 2 Marshal Sam Wilde says that although the mountain timber is not at dangerous moisture levels, the grasslands are a different matter.
Restricted activities on BLM lands include campfires outside of fire grates at developed campgrounds; smoking in an area that’s not cleared or disposing of a cigarette in a potentially flammable area; using fireworks; operating a chainsaw without a spark arrester or fire extinguisher nearby; or using a welder or torch in an area that’s not cleared of flammable material.
Wilde says that there was a fire on 2AB earlier this week, which was caused by someone using a welder, but the fire was controlled after growing to just about an acre.