Burn Ban 9-29-2022

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Chautauqua County Burn Ban


Due to extremely dry conditions and no relief in the near future, the Chautauqua County Board of County
Commissioners issued a ban on open burning.

This ban prohibits any person from open burning, including, but not limited to setting fire to any forest,
grass, range, crop, or other wildlands, or building a campfire or bonfire, or burning trash or other
materials that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands fire.
Covered barbeque grills are still allowed to be used, although it is highly recommended to maintain a
close watch on grills to prevent any sparks from escaping into any dry vegetation nearby.

Chautauqua County Ordinance No. 2019-1, which can be found at,
https://www.chautauquacountyks.com, addresses failing to observe a burn ban:

“d. Failure to Observe a Burn Ban. If any person conducts an open burn on a day on which the County
or State of Kansas has imposed a burn ban, a fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1000) may be assessed.”
This ban will be lifted as soon as the conditions in Chautauqua County improve. The volunteer
firefighters of Chautauqua County appreciate your cooperation.

Any questions may be directed to Chautauqua County Emergency Management 620-725-3108.