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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Open Burning Restrictions

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Resolution Number 3023 imposes restrictions on open burning activities. This resolution becomes effective July 19, 2022 and shall remain in effect until it is amended or rescinded by the Board of County Commissioners. 

The fire danger in Campbell County is extreme and that upon the recommendation of the County Fire Warden, the following restrictions shall apply to all lands within Campbell County, excluding federal lands;

  1. Restricted Activities:
    1. Open Fires - All open fires are prohibited except as set out in this paragraph. An open fire is any outdoor fire, including but not limited to, campfire, warming fires, bonfires, firepits, or the prescribed burning of fence rows, fields, wildlands, trash and debris. Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., the burning of trash or debris inside containers provided with spark arrester and located within a cleared area ten feet in radius is allowed. 
    2. Fireworks – The use and sale of fireworks.
    3. Explosives – The use of tracer or steel-core ammunition, exploding targets, or electronic or traditional fuses or sparks to ignite explosive material, such as for rockets, cannons, or mortars.
    4. Disposal – Disposal of any burning object outdoors, including without limitation, any cigarette, cigar or match.
    5. Chainsaws – Operation of a chainsaw is prohibited unless the chainsaw has a properly installed spark arrester.
    6. Commercial and Industrial Operations – Blasting, grinding, welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame unless used in cleared areas of a minimum of a ten-foot radius.
    7. Grills, Stoves and Smokers – The use of grills and smokers is allowed in an improved area regardless of fuel type. Only gas grills are allowed in unimproved areas.
  2. Exceptions:
    1. Federal, state and local fire or law enforcement officers participating in fire, emergency and law enforcement activities.
    2. Mine and mine sites.

Please be respectful of our firefighter's lives by adhering to the resolution.  

RES 3023 Open Burning Restriction
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