Home » Jackson Hole »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Ag. Burns Present Concerns

April 10, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton County, Town of Jackson No Comments
Fire-EMS

With the warmer temperatures and the vanishing of snow, the burning season is coming to the region.  Even as the Forest Service is executing some prescribed fires on the northern end of Bridger-Teton National Forest, landowners in the county may also be considering some burns of their own.  Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says before conducting such burns, it is important to notify authorities of those intentions.  That way, Clay says, if someone passes by and reports the fire they see, authorities will already know about it and not dispatch firefighters to it.  She also recommends keeping a phone handy in the event the fire gets out of hand and help extinguishing it is needed.  Once the fire is set, Clay says it is important to keep a watchful eye on it – both during and after the burn.  Then, before assuming it is out, feel the area burned to be sure it is cold. Those conducting burns she says should always attend those fires throughout the burn.  At the same time, Clay points out that property owners within the town of Jackson are not permitted to do open burning until the town council declares burn week.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin