Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2012

Douglas County rural burn ban continued

August 16, 2012

Lawrence – The Douglas County Commission imposed restrictions on outdoor burning in Douglas County due to the lack of rain and low moisture content in the soil through a declaration of local emergency. The ban is in effect for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County through Wednesday, Aug. 29. 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 home sites.

• 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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