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Fire restrictions all now lifted

The Bureau of Land Management has followed the lead of the county in lifting its fire restrictions on public lands in Crook County, as well as in Campbell, Converse, Platte and Sheridan counties. Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Service has lifted its stage one restrictions on the Bearlodge and Hell Canyon Ranger Districts.

It is now once again permissible to build a campfire on BLM-administered lands. Smoking is also allowed, as is the operation of a chainsaw and the use of an arc of gas welder or an acetylene or other type of torch.

However, the BLM has issued a reminder that certain activities ar...