Fire Restrictions

Current Restrictions

  1. That all outdoor fires, any discharge of any Explosives, Division 1.4 (common fireworks), or Division 1.3 (Display Fireworks) and the discharge of a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition are prohibited except as set forth below, in the unincorporated area of Albany County, Wyoming beginning on August 19, 2020 and ending no later than November 1, 2020 unless temporarily lifted or re-imposed by the County Fire Warden during that term;
  2. That the prohibition is subject to the following exceptions:
    1. Trash or refuse fires between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., inside containers provided with a spark arrestor screen and located within a cleared area ten (10) feet in radius and fire suppression means are present at the site and comply with all other laws and requirements.
    2. Attended campfires contained within an established fire ring, no larger than three (3) feet in radius, in an established campground and located within a cleared area ten (10) feet in radius or an outdoor residential free standing fire pit with spark arrestor screen within a cleared area ten (10) feet in radius and fire suppression means are present at the site.
    3. Charcoal, pellet or propane fires within enclosed grills located within a cleared area ten (10) feet in radius and fire suppression means are present at the site.
    4. Use of acetylene cutting torches or electric arc welders in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radius, and fire suppression means are present at the site.
    5. Propane or open branding activities, in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radius, and fire suppression means are present at the site.
    6. Internal or external combustion engines including ATV’s and motorcycles shall have approved spark arrestors.
    7. Use of a chainsaw is permitted, if it has an approved spark arrestor, and fire suppression means are present at the site.
    8. Discharge of fireworks are prohibited except as authorized by a permit granted by the County Fire Warden for public display.
  3. That all other outdoor fires are prohibited except as authorized by a permit granted by the County Fire Warden. Applications for a Burn Permit are available from the County Fire Warden. If the County Fire Warden denies the Application the matter may be appealed to the Board of County Commissioners at their next regular monthly meeting by contacting the County Clerk. The County Fire Warden shall have the authority to determine the terms and conditions of the permit including requirements for proof of liability insurance.

Questions

If you have any questions you may email Albany County Emergency Management Coordinator or email Chad Dinges Albany County Fire Warden.

For additional information contact the Albany County Fire Warden at 307-760-3641.

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