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Due to a potentially severe to extreme fire situation, the Campbell County Fire Department Division Chief requested the Commissioners adopt a resolution restricting open burning.
After a wet spring, heavy vegetation combined with higher temperature and decreased humidity pose a potentially severe to extreme fire situation. Resolution 1980 imposes restrictions on open burning activities. The resolution will take effect starting at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8th and will remain in place until weather conditions have sufficiently changed to a reduced risk of wildland fires.
The resolution puts in place a partial closure of outdoor fires in unimproved areas, defined as cropland, agricultural land and undeveloped land which predominately remains in its natural forested or range condition. The exceptions to the restrictions include:
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.