BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions
Due to cooler and wetter weather conditions across eastern Wyoming, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is lifting partial fire restrictions for BLM- administered public land in Natrona County. Partial restrictions were rescinded on Sept. 12, 2014.
The following acts are no longer prohibited on BLM land in Natrona County:
• 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 ¼” spark arrester type screen, or within fully enclosed grills, or in stoves using pressurized liquid or gas.
• 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.
• Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and working, a chemical fire extinguisher of not less than 8 ounces capacity by weight, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 36 inches.
• Using a welder, either arc or gas, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame, except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter with a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher of not less than 8 ounces capacity.
The following fire restrictions are in effect year-round on BLM-administered public lands in Wyoming. These prohibitions are:
• Discharge or use of any fireworks.
• Discharge of a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition.
• Burn, ignite or cause to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive material.
• Operate any off-road vehicle on public lands unless the vehicle is equipped with a properly installed spark arrester pursuant to
43 CFR 8343.1 (c).