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Burn Ban for Sebastian County Arkansas issued Featured

Written by  Tuesday, 16 February 2016 14:39
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Sebastian County Judge David Hudson, has enforced Sebastian’s County Ordinance No 88-13 banning outdoor burning of trash, debris, brush and all other materials during this period when conditions are extremely dry.

Lawns, fields and wooded area are exceptionally dry and the flash point for outdoor fires is unusually low. Extremely high temperatures and wind gust are also expected for the next few day which will continue to dry out vegetation as well as spread fire more quickly.

Hudson’s said the ban was placed for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County.


The proclamation states:


All outdoor burning is banned until such time as relief from the hazardous dry weather situation is provided.

Compounding the hazard of low flash point are the factors of built in, self -producing wind from open fires during this type of weather situation which cause extreme difficulties in containing and controlling outdoor fires as well as the hazard and threat to life for those attempting to control and extinguish the flames.


Those who violate the restrictions will be prosecuted in compliance with the County Ordinance subject to a fine of not less than $25 or more than $300.00.


"We solicit and appreciated the support of each individual during this time period and would request additional caution and good judgment be used by smokers and that smoking material be extinguished in an ash tray or safe container rather than be discarded along the roads and highways," said Judge Hudson. "We urge all citizens to work together to protect the lives and property, themselves, their families and neighbors."


The burning ban will stay in existence until sufficient rain has reduced the fire hazard.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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