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Fire Ban

June 20,2024                                            



Public Notice
Fire Ban

Upon consultation with the Fire Chiefs of Colfax County. Due to the rising temperatures, decreasing humidity percentages, and new growth of fuel loads. The Colfax County Fire Marshal herby declares, under the authority of Colfax County Ordinance Number 2006-1, the following districts in dry conditions, and establish a ban on open burning within these districts, Miami Fire district and Farley Fire district. The District Chiefs will closely monitor fire conditions in their respective districts and may be added to the mentioned list. If you have any questions, please reach out to your district Chief or the County Fire Marshal’s office.

No burn permits shall be issued at this time, and any current permits are herby revoked. No outside smoking is permitted except within a 3-foot diameter barren area. The use of “exterior” fireplaces, stoves, chimeneas or charcoal briquette barbeques   (except for gas-propane stoves and barbeques), and all open flames in the above designated districts of Colfax County are prohibited. Chainsaws will be permitted provided the manufacturers spark arrestor is in place.

This notice is effective immediately.