Trego County Commissioners Lift Burn/Fireworks Ban, Put Protocols in Place to Handle Controlled Burns
The Trego County Commissioners voted Friday, May 13th, 2022 in a special meeting to rescind the burn ban and the ban on fireworks in Trego County.
A Controlled Burn Protocol has been put into place in cooperation of the Trego County Rural Fire Department, Trego County Emergency Management and the Trego County Communications Department.
Even though the burn ban has been lifted, anyone that is burning outside of a trash barrel must call the Trego County Communications Office at 785-743-5721 to request permission to burn before it can be started. If you have questions on the controlled burn policies they are posted on the Trego County Rural Fire page.
Anyone not getting permission prior to burning could be subject to citation and fines. Certain conditions must be met before permission will be given, including wind speed, fire index and other conditions. All burns must be started after sunrise and completed before sunset and be constantly monitored while burning. Anyone not following regulations may be subject to fines and prosecution.
The Trego County Commission, along with Rural Fire Chief and Emergency Management will continue to monitor conditions and the ban may be reinstated at any time depending on conditions. The decision to allow fireworks will be revisited every week until July 4th and could be subject to immediate change due to environmental conditions.
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