Partial fire ban in effect for Sublette County
by Pinedale Roundup
August 2, 2016
SUBLETTE COUNTY – Effective Tuesday, Aug. 2, Sublette County now has a partial fire ban in effect, which outlines five particular limits for fires within the county.
• Trash or refuse fires are prohibited between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and may only be within containers with spark arresters that have a 10-foot radius of cleared area around the fire.
• Campfires are only allowed within an established fire ring and with a 10-foot radius of clear ground around the fire.
• Charcoal fires within enclosed grills are permitted.
• Use of acetylene torches or electric arc welders in cleared areas with a 10-foot radius are permitted, but operators must carry a fire extinguisher and shovel.
• Propane or open-fire branding activities in an area with a 10-foot radius of cleared area are permitted, but operators must carry a fire extinguisher and shovel.
Once weather and precipitation conditions change, the Sublette County Fire Warden will notify the county commissioners, who will then rescind this partial ban.