Johnson County Revises Fire Restrictions

Johnson County Revises Fire Restrictions

At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners adopted an amendment to the previous Resolution implementing full fire restrictions in the county.

In the amendment signed by Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman, the commission said the intent of the board was not to create an undue hardship for citizens or business entities in the county, and therefore would amend their prior resolution.

The revised Resolution will allow open flames in improved areas only within these parameters:

1. Barbecues with closing lids are permitted.
2. Use of acetylene cutting torches or elevtric welders in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radiuus are permitted.
3. Propane or open fire branding activities in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radius are permitted.
4. Discharge of fireworks is prohibited. “Fireworks” means any pyrotechnic or explosive device regardless of the quantity of explosive contained therein.
5. Any individual responsible for man-made fires shall be held accountable for any and all suppression costs.

The commissioners agreed to and implemented the revision to the original fire restrictions Resolution.

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