Sublette County issues fire ban
No firework; restrictions on open fires
July 3, 2012
On July 3rd, the Sublette County Commissioners passed a resolution to ban open fires and incendiary devices indefinitely in the county due to the extreme fire danger. The resolution took effect on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 2:15 p.m to ban open burning of fires in Sublette County. In addition, the following activities are prohibited under the partial closure:
• 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 ten 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, ten 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, ten feet in radius, are permitted. Operators must also carry a fire extinguisher and a shovel.
The ban will be changed, modified or rescinded when the Sublette County Fire Warden notifies the Board of County Commissioner when the high fire danger is mitigated and has decreased.
Violations of the resolution may result in a fine not to exceed $100.00 or imprisonment in the Sublette County Jail for not to exceed thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment.