Archive for Thursday, November 15, 2007

County imposes restrictions on outdoor burning

November 15, 2007

Better not light that match.

The Douglas County Commission has imposed restrictions on outdoor burning, because of a lack of rain and dry soil throughout the county. The ban is in effect until next Monday.

High winds Wednesday also contributed to a fire warning for much of the state, although the wind didn't reach the magnitude that was expected. Those conditions could continue as well.

The county has not had any precipitation for around 10 days and grass is dying off and leaves are falling from trees as the season progresses. All contribute to a higher chance of fires

The ban includes:

  • Open fires or campfires, except on residential sites. Barbecues and fireplaces are excluded.
  • The burning of all fence rows, fields, wildlands, ravines, trash, debris or other areas or materials.
  • Careless use and disposal of smoking materials.

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