Ironically, a wet spring can mean a fire-filled summer. Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastock says that our green spring has produced good grass that is drying rapidly, increasing the risk for wild fires:
He recommended to the Sheridan County Commissioners that fire restrictions be imposed. The Commissioners signed a resolution, authorizing fire restrictions to begin at 12:01 a.m.Thursday, July 29th:
The county-wide restrictions are expected to be in effect until late fall, after the antelope hunting season, depending on how dry the conditions are.