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Archive for Friday, March 11, 2011

Burn ban in effect for Douglas County

March 11, 2011

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Douglas County Emergency Management has issued a burn ban for Douglas County, effective immediately. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

According to a press release, the ban was authorized by Jim Flory, chairman of the board of county commissioners, citing recommendations from township fire chiefs and current dry conditions.

The following activities are prohibited outdoors while the ban is in effect:

  • Careless use and disposal of smoking materials, including cigarettes, cigars and pipes.
  • Building, maintaining, attending or using open fires or campfires, except in permanent stoves, fireplaces, or barbecue grills in developed recreational areas or on residential sites.
  • Burning of fencerows, fields, wild lands, trash or debris.

Comments

Pywacket 3 years, 1 month ago

Yes, today the wind is down and it would've been a perfect day to burn brush piles (we are not in town, but are in the county). Will someone please explain to us why dry conditions in other parts of the state have caused officials to hallucinate that Dg Co is also tinder-dry?

Very annoying.

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thebcman 3 years, 1 month ago

It has rained hard twice in the last week. My yard is muddy. Burn Ban? Someone needs to put the bong down.

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To Sides 3 years, 1 month ago

Does Flory live in Douglas county? I've been trying to start a year old brush pile on fire for 3 days and it is still to wet.

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kernal 3 years, 1 month ago

So, what is the fine for careless disposal of smoking materials that cause a fire, for those who toss their lit cigarettes out the car window.

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 1 month ago

So, is Lawrence in Douglas County? The burn ban won't apply to Lawrence since it is it's own entity. Too bad, a few cigarettes here and there could do more than Mrs. O'Malleys cow years ago accomplished.

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blue73harley 3 years, 1 month ago

Windy, i get but dry???????

I was hoping the wind would die down so I could burn a brush pile dang-it!

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riverdrifter 3 years, 1 month ago

It's at least a month too early to be burning pastures, anyway.

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