Condensed version of Resolution No. 609 – Partial Fire Restriction
The danger of fires has reached an extreme point and the Johnson County Fire Warden along with the board of commissioners to put in place fire control measures in Johnson County.
They declare that Any and all state and private lands within their respective County to CLOSE open fires or other uses which constitute a serious threat of forest or range fire.
Declares that fires and open flames shall be allowed in improved areas ONLY within the following parameters:
- Trash or refuse fires between the hours of 6pm and 8am inside containers provided with spark arresters and located within a cleared area ten(10) feet in radius are permitted
- Camp Fires located on private property within an established fire ring or pit between the hours of 6pm and 8am and located within a cleared area ten (10) feet in radius are permitted
- Camp fires contained within a fire ring specifically established by the government entity or its agents and at an established campground
- Charcoal fires within closed grills are permitted
- Use of acetylene cutting torches or electric welders in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radius are permitted
- Propane or open fire branding activities in cleared areas ten (10) feet in radius are permitted
- DISCHAREGED OF FIREWORKS IS PROHIBITED, excerpt where allowed in #8 below. The term “fireworks” shall not be construed as being synonymous
- Panned burning or group organized fireworks displays may be permitted to Johnson County residents provided they first obtain written permission from the Fire Chief of the corresponding Fire District.
- Any individual responsible for man-made fires shall be held accountable for any and all suppression costs
That the area of said fire control measures shall include all state and private within Johnson County except land located within incorporated areas, the forest service boundaries, or those managed regarding fire restrictions as imposed by the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, or the incorporated municipalities
Any person violating this resolution on state or private properties that fall under the jurisdiction of Johnson County shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed thirty (30) days or both such fine and imprisonment
That this resolution shall become effective as of September 4, 2018 and shall remain in effect until such time as it may be amended or rescinded by Board action