With warm spring comes fire risks


A news release was published on March 25 from the Forest Service warning the public of the fire threat posed from the unusually warm spring weather in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland. The region is drier than usual with elevated winds, increasing the risk of fires.

Currently, there are no fire restrictions on the National Forest. The press release provides basic safety rules that campers should follow:

Scrape back dead grass and forest materials from you campfire site. Keep your campfire small and under control; make it only as big as you need it...

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