Fire restrictions for unincorporated county

Open fires, open burning, use of fireworks banned

Staff report
Posted 6/2/20

Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County by order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock, according to a news release. The ordinance restricts open fires, open …

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Fire restrictions for unincorporated county

Open fires, open burning, use of fireworks banned

Posted

Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County by order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock, according to a news release. The ordinance restricts open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks.

Still allowed under the ban are fires in liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces in buildings, charcoal grill fires in developed residential or commercial areas, and fires in wood burning stoves in buildings only, the release said.

Also still allowed are professional fireworks displays and fire suppression or fire department training fires, the release said.

Small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet, or the residential use of charcoal grills, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, so long as said fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years of age, are also OK, the release said.

Violation of these fire restrictions is punishable by up to a $1000 fine and a $10 surcharge.

Additional information on fire restriction stages can be located at https://tinyurl.com/dougco-fire-restrictions.

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