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Outdoor burning and fireworks banned in Fremont County until further notice


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ST ANTHONY — Fremont County has issued a burn ban, which includes all fireworks displays, until further notice.

Fremont County Fire Marshal Keith Richey issued the prohibition Tuesday because of the high potential for wildfires that could endanger people and property. The county is currently ranked in the High Danger category for wildfires.

Residents can read the entire firework and burn ban here.

“All open burning, including burn barrels and fireworks, are prohibited,” Richey said in an email to the media Tuesday night. “Campfires in approved fire pits, charcoal grills and gas grills are allowed.”

Fire officials say the high temperatures, little to no precipitation, dry vegetation and increasing risk of thunderstorms increase the risk for wildfires and underscores the importance of the ban.

The order issued in Fremont County does not apply to federal lands, which have their own regulations, and don’t currently have any fire restrictions.

On Monday and Tuesday, both local and federal firefighters fought the Black Knoll Fire, which burned 433 acres in Fremont County. The fire burned about 10-miles southwest of Ashton and the cause remains under investigation.