Johnson County Passes Partial Fire Restrictions

Johnson County’s Commissioners enacted a partial fire restriction within Johnson County at their meeting this week, at the request of County Fire Warden Tom Camino.

The restrictions will go into effect Friday, June 19th and will be in place until rescinded by the commissioners.

The restriction includes state and private lands in the county except those that fall under the jurisdiction of the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, or incorporated areas within the county.

The restriction allows fires and open flames only with restrictions listed in the Resolution, which we have provided a link to below.

The discharge of fireworks is prohibited except group organized fireworks with written permission from the fire chief of the corresponding fire district.

The Resolution specifies that any individual responsible for a man-made fire shall be held accountable for any and all suppression costs and anyone violating the resolution shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a $100 fine or imprisonment in the county jail for up to 30 days.

To read the full resolution, click on the link below.

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