Current Wyoming State Forest Fire reports indicates slight uptick

WY State Forestry says 7 counties are at Stage 1 restrictions
WY State Forestry says 7 counties are at Stage 1 restrictions(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 4:18 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - If you love the outdoors, then Wyoming State Forestry says you have to do your part to protect it.

With fire season upon us, fire restrictions remain low, but fires are starting to uptick.

There are 7 counties in the lowest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions currently.

These are mainly located on the eastern side of the state.

These include crook, Natrona, Johnson, Converse, Platte, Goshen, and Laramie.

This restricts burning to open grills or grates and burning times to 6 am to 8 pm.

Current Active fires are in Monday Creek Fire, outside Esterbrook, Wyoming.

It’s burned about 650 acres and is 40 percent contained as of last night.

”Be careful with fires when you go to the outdoors. Be aware of what the local restrictions are if there are any, and just be aware you know and be prepared,” said Jarod DeLay, Assistant State Forest Fire Management Officer, Wyoming State Forestry Division.

Foresters say to keep extra water and shovel to ensure campfires are out and dial 911 if you see any fires along your path.

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