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County under fire ban

Wet early summer brings late fire season to area


September 19, 2019

The rains of early summer having left Crook County with plenty of fuel, the potential dry conditions of fall have led County Fire Warden Doug Leis to call for full burn restrictions. The ban, which went into effect this week, is intended to prevent a situation that over-extends our local firefighting capability.

During the ban, fireworks will be prohibited, as are trash, refuse, camp and charcoal fires within the unincorporated areas of the county. Petroleum stoves, lanterns and heating devices may only be used if they meet the fire underwriters’ specifications for safety.

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