Archive for Friday, March 11, 2011

Burn ban in effect for Douglas County

March 11, 2011


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.


riverdrifter 7 years ago

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

frank mcguinness 7 years ago

Oneeye, are you threatening to burn down lawrence? Sounds like a criminal threat to me.

kernal 7 years 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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