Bureau of Land Management Lifts Fire Restrictions In Four Wyoming Counties
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has removed the fire restrictions it imposed earlier this year in Natrona, Converse, Platte and Goshen counties because of reduce fire danger, according to a news release.
However, the BLM still maintains these year-round restrictions on the lands it administers:
- 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.
Violation of these fire prevention order is punishable by a fine of not more than $100,000, or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both.
Anyone who violates these prevention orders will be responsible for paying to put out the fire and for damages.
For more information about the BLM's fire restrictions, visit its website.