Archive for Thursday, November 15, 2007

County Commission imposes burn ban

November 15, 2007

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County commissioners imposed restrictions on outdoor burning in Douglas County because of the lack of rain and low moisture content in the soil.

The ban is in effect for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County through Monday. 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 fire-proof containers and in a manner to reduce the potential for fires.

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