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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

County considers burn ban during eclipse event

Agriculture producers encouraged to burn before Aug. 15


August 2, 2017

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission heard from Washakie County Fire Warden Chris Kocher on Tuesday, to consider a proposal to issue a burn restriction from August 18 until August 23, to coincide with an influx of state visitors to view the eclipse event on Aug. 21.

“There will be an unknown amount of people around and an unknown amounts of emergency events [during the eclipse],” said Kocher, outlining his reasons for requesting the temporary ban. “There is definitely the potential for increased accidents during the eclipse.”

“The potential for our emergency services to be...

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