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Burn ban now in effect

With fire season already underway, Crook County is now under burn restrictions.

Fire Warden Charlie Harrison requested the restrictions be put in place last week, telling the county commissioners that more Wyoming acres burned in February than in the entirety of 2023.

While the county has had a little moisture recently, in some places there was "barely any", he said, and temperatures are still above average.

"There's no good news in the forecast," he said.

While the restrictions have been put in place early in the year, he added, it was arguably a couple of weeks too late considering the f...