Stage One fire restrictions implemented on Bighorn National Forest June 28


SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest Supervisor implemented Stage One fire restrictions starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 28.

Despite recent moisture this past weekend, a continued drying trend is anticipated and fuels have been at a record level of dryness. Competition for firefighting resources will continue to be high, and one abandoned campfire could cause a large fire.

“With increasing seasonal fire danger, we are implementing these restrictions to protect public health and safety,” Bighorn National Forest Supervisor Andrew Johnson said. “These fire restrictions will remain in place on the entirety of the Bighorn National Forest until further notice. Our fire managers will continue to monitor conditions and if they improve, we will reassess the restrictions. Coming in and out of fire restrictions is not feasible over short periods of time, and we appreciate the public’s understanding of the potential fire situations.”

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