Burn ban now in effect for Jefferson County

Leader News Staff
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Posted 7/1/22

A county-wide ban on outdoor burning — other than recreational fires — has been put into effect starting July 1.

The ban does not affect the sale or use of fireworks. Regulations …

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Burn ban now in effect for Jefferson County

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A county-wide ban on outdoor burning — other than recreational fires — has been put into effect starting July 1.

The ban does not affect the sale or use of fireworks. Regulations adopted by Jefferson County commissioners in March on fireworks and sky lanterns does not go into effect until 2023.

Fire chiefs across east Jefferson County said the burn ban was needed for the safety of the public, firefighters and first responders.

The prohibition on all land-clearing burns will continue through Sept. 30 or until further notice, county officials said.

The ban was recommended by the Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs, the Jefferson County Fire Marshal and the Board of County Commissioners.

County commissioners unanimously approved the burn ban at their meeting Monday.

The burn ban does not apply to recreational fires, and fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.

Fire chiefs are urging residents to be attentive to their celebrations and check with homeowner associations for rules and regulations regarding the discharge of fireworks.

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