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County imposes fire restrictions

Dry conditions prompt early ban on fireworks and most fires


April 1, 2021

With the risk of fire high across the county, and two homes already lost so far this year, Fire Warden Doug Leis has imposed open burn restrictions until further notice. From April 2, fire-related activities such as fireworks and trash burns will be limited.

The high fire danger is related to the severe drought conditions that have been affecting the area this year. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the vast majority of Crook County remains in severe drought, with no improvement to conditions since February.

According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, no part of t...

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