Partial Fire Ban In Place In Johnson County
(Sheridan, Wyo.) Johnson County is now under a partial fire ban.
The county is currently enduring both natural conditions and an increase in human activity that make a fire more likely.
Johnson County Emergency Management employee Marilyn Connolly said that the department is asking residents and visitors to be careful.
“We’ve got a lot of people doing their last campouts, and we’ve got hunters out there now, and we’re just asking people to be careful,” Connolly said.
An excerpt of the resolution is shared below.
“Fires and open flames shall be allowed in improved areas only within the following parameters:
- Trash or refuse fires between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., inside containers provided with spark arresters and located within a cleared area of ten (10) feet in radius are permitted.
- Camp fires located on private property within an established fire ring or pit between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. and located within a cleared area ten (10) feet in radius are permitted.
- Camp fires contained within a fire ring specifically established by the government entity or its agents and at an established campground.
- Charcoal fires within closed grills are permitted.
- Use of acetylene cutting torches or electric welders in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radius are permitted.
- Propane or open fire branding activities in cleared areas ten feet in radius are permitted.
- Discharge of Fireworks is prohibited, except where allowed in #8 below. The term “fireworks” shall not be construed as being synonymous with “fireworks” under W.S. 35-10-201. As used herein, “fireworks” means any pyrotechnic or explosive device regardless of the quantity of explosive contained therein.
- Planned burning or group organized fireworks displays may be permitted to Johnson County residents provided they first obtain written permission from the fire chief of the corresponding fire district.”