Fire danger prompts local bans


August 11, 2022

Grace Moore

While the recent rain was pleasant, the grasses and other vegetation in this area are still incredibly combustible.

Fire season has already brought significant damage to Crook County, with the Fish Wildfire responsible for devouring thousands of acres. This has brought the welfare of residents and property to the fore with fire department and council in neighboring communities, Moorcroft and Pine Haven.


While Moorcroft has not previously mandated an absolute fire ban, adhering to an ordinance allowing open flames under specific conditions. After discussion with Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rusty Williamson during this last week, according to Clerk Cheryl Schneider, the council ha...

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