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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in place for Unincorporated Douglas County

Posted on September 11, 2020 2020Public Safety

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Sheriff Spurlock moves from Stage 2 to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

By Order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock, unincorporated Douglas County has moved from Stage 2 to Stage 1 fire restrictions referencing Douglas County Ordinance No. O-012-004 which restricts open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County.

General guidance on Stage 1 restrictions for Unincorporated Douglas County follows below:

Prohibited Activities:

 Allowable Activities:

Violation of these fire restrictions is a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1000.00 fine and a $10.00 surcharge.

Additional information on fire restriction stages can be located at the Douglas County Emergency Management website:http://www.dcsheriff.net/emergencymanagement/fire-restrictions/

For more information about fire restrictions, read the Douglas County Ordinance O-012-004: douglas.co.us/documents/o-012-004-restricting-open-fires-open-burning-and-fireworks-in-unincorporated-douglas-county.pdf

For more information about how fire restriction decisions are made: dcsheriff.net/documents/douglas-county-fire-restriction-criteria-and-methodology.pdf

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