Lack of moisture causes county to issue burn ban
A county-wide burn ban is in effect until next week.
Because of the dry conditions, Douglas County issued a week-long burn ban, which began Monday and runs through next Monday, Jan. 20.
At that time, the ban will either be lifted or extended.
The ban prohibits:
- Open fires or campfires except in permanent stoves, fireplaces or in barbecue grills in developed recreational sites or on residential homesites.
- The burning of all fence rows, fields, wildlands, ravines, trash, debris or other areas or materials.
- Careless use and disposal of smoking materials. All smoldering remains must be discarded in inflammable containers and in a manner to reduce the potential for fires.