Stage 1 fire restrictions in place in Douglas County

Staff Report
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Stage one fire restrictions are now in place for unincorporated Douglas County.

Sheriff David A. Weaver enacted the restrictions on June 10, which prohibit any open burning of any kind as well as the use of personal fireworks.

Allowable activities include fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas and fires within wood-burning stoves within buildings only. Tiki torches and patio fire pit fires are also allowed on residential properties if they are supervised by a person at least 18 years of age.  

Also allowed are professional fireworks displays, fire suppression or fire department training fires, and small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits not to exceed four feet.

Fires in rock fire rings are not allowed as rock rings are considered temporary.

Violations are punishable by up to a $1,000 fine. For more information, click here.