BLM Places Partial Fire Restrictions in Sheridan, Johnson, and Campbell Counties

Partial fire restrictions on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell counties will go into effect Friday due to dry conditions and high fire danger.

The partial fire restrictions prohibit any building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, except within agency provided fire grates at developed recreation sites, or within fully enclosed stoves with a spark arrester type screen. Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials is prohibited.

Also prohibited are the use of chainsaws without an approved spark arrester, a welder, either arc or gas, or operating a torch with an open flame, except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter with a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher of not less than eight ounces in capacity.

These fire restrictions are in addition to the year-round wildfire prevention restrictions on BLM administered public lands in Wyoming.