Fire ban imposed in emergency meeting

Sublette County Commissioners called an emergency telephone meeting Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. and passed a resolution banning all fires in Sublette County effective 12:01 a.m. Sept. 20 due to extreme fire dangers. The ban is a partial closure of all areas within the boundaries of Sublette County to the use of open fires and incendiary devices, for an indefinite period including: • Discharge of fireworks and all outdoor fires are prohibited in unimproved areas, except as provided below: 1. Trash or refuse fires between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., inside containers provided with spark arresters and located within a cleared area 10 feet in radius, are permitted. 2. Campfires contained within an established fire ring in cleared areas, 10 feet in radius, are permitted. 3. Charcoal fires within enclosed grills are permitted. 4. Use of acetylene cutting torches or electric arc welders in cleared areas, 10 feet in radius, are permitted. Operators must also carry a fire extinguisher and a shovel. 5. Propane or open fire branding activities in cleared areas,10 feet in radius, are permitted. Operators must also carry a fire extinguisher and a shovel. Wyoming law requires all emergency actions by a county commission be confirmed in a scheduled meeting, which has been set by phone for 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

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