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Forest Service evaluates fire restrictions

Abandoned campfire starts fire near Meadowlark


August 14, 2018

GREYBULL — The Bighorn National Forest is evaluating whether or not to implement fire restrictions for the Forest.

The current fire danger indeces are very high to extreme, however the weather is predicted to be more moderate this week.

According to Forest Supervisor Andrew Johnson, “a main factor to consider in implementing fire restrictions is the public’s compliance with extinguishing their campfires.” The Forest has had two incidents of abandoned campfires starting wildfires this season, one as recent as last Friday night near Meadowlark Lake.

The Forest is requesting recreati...

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