Due to increasing fire danger, Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in effect for Laramie County Fire District #10 in the southwest corner of the county.

Laramie County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
Laramie County Sheriff's Office via Facebook

The restrictions, which only affect those who live within LCFD#10, went into effect at 9 a.m. this morning.

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The following activities and uses are prohibited and permitted under Stage 1 fire restrictions:

  • Discharge of fireworks and all outdoor fires are prohibited in unimproved areas.
  • Only campfires at residences or campsites, within a fire ring centered within a minimum of a 15ft. cleared radius of burnable materials.
  • 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 radius of a minimum of 15ft. of burnable materials.
  • Charcoal fires within enclosed grills are permitted.
  • Use of acetylene cutting torches, electric arc welders, or metal grinding in a cleared radius of 15ft. of burnable materials are permitted.
  • The use of portable stoves, lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, pressurized liquid fuel or fully enclosed (sheepherder type) stove and open fire branding activities in a cleared radius of 15ft of burnable materials is permitted.

"Folks, it is dry and there seems to always be a breeze," LCFD#10 Fire Chief Paul Pomeroy in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.

"Please have a safe 4th of July and long weekend," he added.

Unified Command

For better service during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Laramie County Fire Authority and Laramie County Fire Districts #1, #6, and #10 will respond under a unified command structure.

Traditionally, all four organizations see an increase in medical and fire calls during Fourth of July holiday weekends, and LCFA Fire Chief Jason Caughey says, "This will help ensure there are units available to respond with the expected increased call volume."

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