Fire restrictions have been lifted in some areas of the Medicine Bow National Forest near Laramie, but much of the state remains in the grip of a relentless drought that is predicted to persist over the next few weeks.
According to a media release from the U.S. Forest Service, federal, state and local agencies agreed to rescind fire restrictions on the Brush Creek-Hayden and Laramie Ranger Districts within the Medicine Bow National Forest. Forest visitors are still advised to use caution when building and maintaining campfires and make sure they're completely extinguished before leaving the site of a fire unattended.
Due to ongoing dry and warm conditions, Stage 2 restrictions still stand in the Douglas Ranger District, including Laramie Peak and the Thunder Basin National Grassland. Fires are not allowed in those areas.