September 21, 2006
Contact: Lesley A. Collins
BLM Lifts Partial Fire Restrictions
Effective September 22, 2006, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has lifted partial fire restriction for BLM-administered lands in Natrona, Converse, Goshen, Platte, Campbell, Sheridan, and Johnson counties.
The partial fire restriction includes the following items:
- Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, barbecue or grill except in specific areas in authorized recreation sites.
- 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.
- Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order.
- Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame except in cleared areas of at least ten feet in diameter.
- Using any explosive requiring blasting caps.
The following year-round wildfire prevention restrictions are in place on all BLM-administered public lands in Wyoming:
- Discharging or using any fireworks.
- Discharging a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition.
- Burning, igniting, or causing to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive material.
- Operating any off-road vehicle on public lands unless the vehicle is equipped with a properly installed spark arrester.
Further details of these restrictions can be obtained by stopping by or calling the Casper Field Office at 307-261-7600 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday.