(Fremont County, WY) – After some initial confusion about how the County fire restrictions put indefinitely in place on June 23rd would affect firework celebrations, the County Commissioners issued a clarification that states the restriction applies to “only property within unincorporated areas of the county.”
The municipalities then have the choice to as to whether fireworks will still be permitted within town and city limits.
Lander, which will continue to have its 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show, will allow personal fireworks from 10:00 AM to Midnight, and they cannot be set off on city or school property. Mayor Monte Richardson stresses the importance of “using common sense, cleaning up, and not ruining it for people in the future.”
For Riverton, personal fireworks are permitted from 6:00 PM to 11:45 PM, and also cannot be set off on city or school property. Mayor Richard Gard stated that this may change when discussed at the June 29th, City Council meeting, and also urges citizens to use their best judgement and to clean up after themselves.
Hudson has decided to adhere to the fire restrictions, and according to Mayor Mike Anderson, personal fireworks will not be permitted.
The Pavillion town government office states that the community is advised to adhere to the restrictions, but to also just use their best judgment. The town will continue with its 3rd of July Fireworks show as planned.
According to the Dubois Town Clerk Office, “The Fremont County fire restrictions must be followed,” however, the open container laws will continue to be temporarily lifted from 10:00 AM to Midnight, and the Independence Day parade will still be held. Community activities are also planned throughout the day, click here to read more.
For Shoshoni, it was decided at the June 22nd Council meeting that all non-aerial personal fireworks will be permitted only on Sunday the 4th, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. However, use of personal fireworks of any kind outside of the designated date and times will not be permitted until the fire restrictions are no longer in place.
Sharing the same sentiment with Mayors Richardson and Gard, Shoshoni Mayor Joel Highsmith stresses that community members use extra caution this year.
County 10 will provide any updates on fireworks and fire restrictions as they become available.
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