Fire Warden Warns Against Burning
Written by andrew-rossi on September 11, 2017
Big Horn County Fire Warden Brent Godfrey is reminding people to be very cautious when burning.
According to an article in the Basin Republican-Rustler, the county has experienced a rash of fires recently that were caused by various methods, including controlled burns, farm equipment, chains dragging on roadways and cigarette butts.
Godfrey warns that with hunting season under way, hunters should be cautious of driving their vehicles in the tall grass, as their catalytic converters could spark a fire.
While Montana has more fires actively burning at this time, Wyoming is set up for more wildfires with the recent hot, dry weather and plenty of fuel in the form of tall grasses and timber. Over the weekend a fire started in the Big Horns near Porcupine Ranger Station, possibly from a lightning strike.