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BLM follows county in lifting burn ban

Following in the steps of Crook County, the Bureau of Land Management has now lifted the fire restrictions that were previously in place for BLM-administered public lands in Crook, Niobrara and Weston counties.

In a statement from the Newcastle Field Office, the BLM said that it will “join county partners in rescinding restrictions following recent and expected precipitation that has reduced fire danger in northeastern Wyoming”.

However, even at this time of reduced risk, the BLM warns that it is still important to be aware of the conditions of the area you are visiting.

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