County and City Fire Ban Restrictions Amended

The governor has rescinded the state wide fire ban.  With the recent rains I believe that Prowers County can to some extent rescind most of the restrictions.

I will keep the fire ban on red flag days and require everyone to revert to our previous method of calling the Communications Center for a permit.

I am extremely proud of the citizens of Prowers County who adhered to the fire restriction especially the ban on fireworks.  Even with the recent rains it won’t take long for things to dry out when the temperature rises and the wind starts to blow.

I encourage everyone to be very careful when burning trash (where permissible) or during agricultural burns.  I will consult with the area fire chiefs if conditions revert to a hazardous condition prior to reinstituting the fire ban.

Jim Faull, Sheriff
Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

Removal of Open Burning Restrictions Within the City of Lamar
Marshall Cook, Fire Chief – July 9, 2012

Governor Hickenlooper lifted the statewide burning ban on July 8, 2012.  Prowers County followed suit earlier today, July 9, 2012.  With the recent rains the City of Lamar will be lifting our open burning ban as well.

We are returning to our standard open burning policies which require residents to call in advance to request that a burning permit be issued.  A member of the fire department staff will inspect the proposed burn area to determine if the request falls within the guidelines of the City burning policies.

There is a $2.00 fee and permits are typically valid for two weeks.  Renters who wish to burn must also secure written permission from the property owner before any permits will be issued.

We encourage all residents to exercise extreme caution when conducting open burning operations or utilizing outdoor fire pits and grills as our hot and dry conditions will most definitely return in the near future.

Please contact the Lamar Fire Department with any questions or to request a permit.

Marshall D. Cook, BS
EMT-IFire Chief


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