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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Open Burning Restrictions

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Resolution 2044 imposes restrictions on open burning activities. This resolution becomes effective July 8, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and shall remain in effect until it is amended or rescinded by the Board of County Commissioners.

The resolution puts in place a partial closure, discharge of fireworks, and all outdoor fires are prohibited in unimproved areas, defined as cropland, agriculture land, and undeveloped land which predominately remains in its natural forested or range condition, except as provided below: 

  1. Trash or refuse fires between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., inside containers provided with spark arrester and located within a cleared area ten feet in radius, are permitted.
  2. Charcoal fire within enclosed grills are permitted.
  3. Use of acetylene cutting torches or electric arc welder in cleared areas ten feet in radius are permitted.
  4. Propane or open fire branding activities in cleared areas ten feet in radius are permitted.
  5. Use of chainsaws, provided that the chainsaws have spark arresters properly installed and functioning.
  6. Federal, State, local fire or law enforcement officers participating in fire,emergency, and law enforcement activities.
  7. Public or privately sponsored fireworks display which is coordinated with the Campbell County Fire Warden or his designee.

Failure to comply with this resolution may be punishable by up to a $100.00 fine and up to 30 days imprisonment, or both together along with restitution for the cost of fire suppression and damages as a result of the violation.

Please be respectful of our firefighter’s lives by adhering to the resolution.

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