by Sheila Gardner
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May 3, 2013
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New burning restrictions survive first examination

Douglas County commissioners unanimously approved the first reading of new burning restrictions Thursday to double the number of rules and add new classifications. The ordinance also establishes enforcement and penalty provisions for violation of the burn code. “The procedure is basically the same,” said Capt. Terry Taylor, inspector/investigator for East Fork Fire and Paramedic districts. “We may have different categories, but you’re still going to have call to determine if it’s a burn or no-burn day.” Taylor said the ordinance reflects the changes in fire incidents that have occurred over the past 25 years. Open burn permits will be broken …

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The Record Courier Updated May 3, 2013 04:44PM Published May 8, 2013 08:48AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.