Open Burning Precautions 4/26/2023

The snow is leaving, and spring burning season has started.  The Sheridan County Commissioners and County Fire Chiefs ask the public to be very cautious with any open burning in the County.  Grass and other light fuels can dry quickly if the weather warms up or the wind blows.  Rural fire departments have already responded to escaped prescribed burns in Sheridan County.   

Prior to any planned outside burning, please; Notify the Dispatch Center at 307-672-2413.  This will avoid dispatching volunteer firefighters to investigate reported smoke the Dispatch Office didn’t know was planned burn.  Check the weather forecast for warnings, if increased winds are predicted, avoid burning prior and during that time; Have fire tools, water, and a phone readily available; and do not delay calling for help if your burn gets out of hand. Early response can minimize control efforts and potential damage.

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