Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock issued Stage 1 fire restrictions for unincorporated Douglas County, effective June 28.
Open burning of any kind is banned, as is the use of fireworks.
The following are still allowed:
• Fires within …
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• 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.
• Fire suppression or fire department training fires.
• 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 4 feet.
• Residential use of charcoal grills, Tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits, as long as the fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years old.
• Professional fireworks displays.
Violation of the fire restrictions is a Class-2 petty offense and punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and a $10 surcharge.
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