Archive for Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Lack of moisture causes county to issue burn ban

January 15, 2003

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.

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