Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Burn ban back on

The county burn ban is back in place after Fire Warden Charlie Harrison determined that the fire danger is higher now than it has been over recent weeks.

The ban was temporarily lifted in mid-May, and remained that way until the end of the month.

Harrison said at the time that he intended to review the situation at the end of May based on weather conditions and fire risk assessments.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently predicting that temperatures have a 40 to 50% chance of being above normal until mid-June, and an up to 70% chance for the rest of the month, while precipitation is...

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