Johnson County Commission Lifts County-wide Fire Ban

Johnson County Commission Lifts County-wide Fire Ban

Johnson County's Commissioners called a special meeting for Wednesday morning to rescind their earlier ban on fires in the county.

Based on the recommendations from both Fire Chief Wes Johnson with Johnson County Fire District #1 in Buffalo and Chief Steve Haines with the Powder River Fire District in Kaycee, the commissioners voted to rescind Resolution No. 459 and its amendment, 459A to allow fires and burning in the county.

The original Resolution, 459, was passed and signed June 27th and the amendment, 459A, was passed and signed July 3rd.

The amendment banned open fires and fireworks on county-owned and private lands in the county with exceptions for barbecues with lids, acetylene cutting torches or electric welders with precautions, and propane or open fire branding with precautions. Fireworks were still banned.

Wednesday's recension essentially set the county's fire policies back to “normal.”

For questions concerning fire regulations, contact Johnson County Fire District #1 at 684-9058.

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