County fire marshal to lift land clearing burn ban

first_imgThe Clark County Fire Marshal will lift the burning ban for all land clearing fires on Oct. 1.Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway said in a news release that the risk of wildfires caused by out of control land clearing fires has declined significantly due to recent rainfall, additional precipitation forecasted for the coming week and cooler temperatures.The autumn weather also prompted the Clark County fire marshal and other area fire marshals last week to lift the ban on recreational campfires.“Residents must follow all local outdoor burning regulations and burning permit requirements,” Dunaway said, adding that the land clearing regulations pertain only to areas outside city limits.The use of burn barrels is illegal in unincorporated Clark County, he said.The regional ban for land clearing and yard debris fires typically stays in place from mid-July until the beginning of October.Fire officials encourage residents create a defensible space around their homes to help prevent fires from spreading to a residence, or vice versa. Here are some things people can do to stay safe:last_img

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