Effective Sunday, July 1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue fire restrictions for all public lands administered by the Kemmerer and Pinedale field offices in Lincoln County. Fire restrictions for the entire Bridger-Teton National Forest will also go into effect on July 1. Fire restrictions have previously been implemented by the Kemmerer and Rock Springs field offices in Uinta and Sweetwater counties as well as by the Rawlins Field Office in Albany, Carbon, Sweetwater and Laramie counties. Hot, dry conditions and high fire danger have prompted the prohibition of the following activities: · Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire except within agency-provided fire grates at developed recreation sites, or within fully enclosed stoves with a ¼” spark arrester type screen, or within fully enclosed grills,
On Saturday afternoon the Squirrel Creek Fire flared up in Medicine Bow National Forest, about 30 miles southwest of Laramie. Evacuation orders were activated on Sunday afternoon by the Albany County Sheriff's Office for residents along the Fox Creek Road. Due to continued smoke being generated by several fires within the region, a Smoke and Air Quality Specialist has been ordered to the Rocky Mountain area to help gather and assess pertinent and timely changes in smoke production to determine the likelihood and severity of smoke impacts.