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Lincoln County Fire/Burn Restrictions

posted Jul 31, 2012, 9:24 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department   [ updated Aug 30, 2018, 6:42 PM ]
The Lincoln County Commissioners have recently passed an ordinance regarding fire/burn restrictions.  The restrictions and their definitions are posted below and apply specifically to unincorporated Lincoln county.  If you have any questions about the current status you may call Lincoln County Dispatch at 743-2426.
 
LEVELS OF BURNING RESTRICTIONS
 
LEVEL 1 – NO BURNING RESTRICTIONS
Controlled Burns have to be called into the Lincoln County Dispatch 719-743-2426
 
LEVEL 2 – RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED DUE TO SEVERE DRY CONDITIONS
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Lincoln County until further notice:
1.      Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire, except a fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground.
 
EXEMPTIONS:
A.    Persons with a VALID WRITTEN PERMIT from the Lincoln County Sheriff and Fire Chief that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
 
B.     Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
 
C.     Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, and charcoal or propane grill fires at private residences.
 
D.    The burning of household trash when contained within a fireproof container sufficiently maintained to prevent escaping flame or burning material from the bottom or sides and screened sufficiently on top to prevent the release of burning material and located in the center of an area at least ten feet (10’) in diameter from which all flammable material has been removed.
 
NOTE: Declarations of “FIRE WEATHER WATCH” by the National Weather Service for Lincoln County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 2.
LEVEL 3 – EXTREME CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED
No open burning is allowed until further notice.  Those having burn permits issued by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office can NOT burn during Level 3.
 
NOTE: Declarations of “RED FLAG WARNING” by the National Weather Service for Lincoln County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 3.
 
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Hugo Volunteer Fire Department,
Jul 31, 2012, 9:24 PM
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