BLM lifts high plains fire restrictions as Wyoming mountains wait 12-18 inches of snow
CASPER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that fire restrictions in the High Plains District have been lifted. This includes lands administered by BLM in Campbell, Converse, Crook, Goshen, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sheridan and Weston County.
The lifting of fire restrictions comes as Wyoming awaits the second major snowstorm of the season. According to the National Weather Service of Riverton, the mountains should generally see about 5 to 10 inches of snow, with 12 to 18 inches in the eastern Wind River Range, in the southern Bighorns and on Mount Casper.
The lifting of fire restrictions allows the following activities to resume on BLM High Plains District lands:
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- Make a campfire
- Using a chainsaw
- Use an arc or gas welder or operate an acetylene torch or the like.
The following activities are prohibited all year round on BLM grounds:
- Discharge of fireworks
- Discharge of firearms using incendiary or tracer ammunition
- Burn or ignite tires, wires, magnesium, or other hazardous or explosive materials
- Driving an all-terrain vehicle without a properly installed spark arrester
- Discharge of explosives of any kind, incendiary devices, pyrotechnic devices or explosive targets.
“For more details and updates on BLM fire restrictions or conditions, please visit www.blm.gov/wyoming-fire-restrictions,” the BLM says.
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