by Kurt Hildebrand

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May 1, 2013
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New burning rules go before county

An outdoor burn that got out of control in Topaz Ranch Estates on Saturday punctuated the effort to revamp Douglas County’s open burning rules. The burn and resulting fire were small, but memories of the TRE Fire which claimed two homes and prompted fire officials to rewrite the county code are still fresh. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to hear a first reading of a revised open burning ordinance at their regular meeting on Thursday. The new ordinance increases the number of rules from eight to 19, and introduces nearly a dozen different classifications of permits into the county code. …

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