The Lincoln County Commissioners have passed a fire closure resolution. The action took place during the Aug. 3 commission meeting, taking immediate effect. “The county fire warden has recommended a partial fire closure and prohibition of the use of fireworks on all state and private land within Lincoln County,” Resolution 2016-22 states. “There is extreme danger of fire throughout Lincoln County because of drought conditions and there is a presence of excessive amounts of flammable materials and the high fire danger is aggravated by open burning and the use of incendiary devices.”
Fire restrictions now in place in Lincoln County include the following.
• Camp fires must be contained within an established fire ring at an established campground.
• Burning trash or refuse is allowed between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. “inside containers equipped with spark arrestors that are located within a cleared area that has at least a 10 foot radius.”
• Use of chain saws is allowed “provided the chain saws have spark arresters properly installed and functioning.
• Charcoal and propane fires are allowed within enclosed grills. • “Use of acetylene cutting torches or electric arc welders” is allowed “provided the torches or welders are used within a cleared area with at least a 10 foot radius.”