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Commissioners hold firm on fire restrictions

The county commissioners passed a motion last week to state that they will be supporting any decisions made by Fire Warden Doug Leis to enforce the fire restrictions now in place across the county.

The commissioners made the decision after Leis reported getting requests for burn permits, despite the restrictions – something he is reluctant to grant under the circumstances. The commissioners had also heard from county residents on the matter.

Leis explained his reluctance as unwillingness to set a precedence.

“If we start issuing these permits, how do we stop doing it?” he asked. If an...

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