Fire ban in effect

Up to $5,000 fine or imprisonment for individuals

 


The Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range within the Medicine Bow National Forest have both entered Stage 1 fire restrictions effective July 5 according to a press release from the United States Forest Service (USFS). The USFS coordinated with both Albany and Carbon Counties on the timing of the restrictions which comes due to “a continued forecast of dry, warm weather conditions and potential for wildfire.”

The press release went on to state that the restrictions include the area surrounding the ongoing Badger Creek Fire outside of Laramie, but excludes the Laramie Peak and Pole Mountain...



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