Recreational fire and use of briquettes now allowed

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Posted 9/23/21

 

The Jefferson County fire chiefs and the county fire marshal have agreed to reduce the burn ban related on recreational fires and the use of briquettes that started July 1.

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Recreational fire and use of briquettes now allowed

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The Jefferson County fire chiefs and the county fire marshal have agreed to reduce the burn ban related on recreational fires and the use of briquettes that started July 1.

Wetter weather prompted the lifting of some of the burn ban regulations, but officials also noted the majority of Jefferson County has received under 2 inches of rain over the last three months.

Currently, temperatures are cooler than usual with higher relative humidity.

The current fire danger rating shows the majority of the county at the low end of moderate danger. Jefferson County is still within the moderate category.

The amended burn ban now allows for campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes within Jefferson County. A ban is still in effect for burning land-clearing debris.

Conditions will be evaluated on Sept. 30 to determine if the burn ban will be extended.

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