Fire Restriction Issued

Posted on Friday April 24, 2020 at 01:00PM

A fire restriction has been issued for Lamont County effective April 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Fire hazard conditions have rapidly increased to the level where fires can start and grow quickly. This fire restriction is in effect for all Lamont County rural areas including Hamlets.

This fire restriction:

1. PROHIBITS the issuance of fire permits and the discharge of fireworks; and
2. RESCINDS all previously approved fire permits and fireworks discharge permits; and
3. ALLOWS safe fires in burning barrels provided they are equipped with metal mesh screens, located on a non-combustible surface a minimum of 3 meters from any combustible material including buildings; and
4. ALLOWS fire pits contained by non-combustible material with a metal mesh screen, as well as charcoal briquette barbecues, propane/gas barbecue, and propane/gas fire pits. All types must be supervised and extinguished before leaving unattended.

This fire restriction will continue until further notice. Fire Restrictions can escalate into Fire Bans with little notice and, therefore, please check this site frequently for updates.

If you have any questions, please contact Lamont County Emergency Services.

Author: Lamont County


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