The Fire Danger Rating in unincorporated Jefferson County is high. The warmer and drier conditions that are forecast are expected to elevate the rating even higher. In addition, the overall trend of hot and dry weather is expected to continue into next week.
Pursuant to the Annual Operating Plan regarding the implementation of Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans; and due to the continuing high fire danger condition within Jefferson County, based on competent evidence, the following activities are prohibited pursuant to Stage 2 fire ban:
Exemptions approved under this temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban:
Pursuant to County Policy Part 3, Chapter 6, Section 2, authorizing the Declaration of Open Fire Bans, violations of these prohibitions, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not more than $600.00. Such act(s) violate section(s) 102.8 and/or 308.2.1 of the International Fire Code.
This temporary Fire Ban became effective at 08:00 A.M. on June 28, 2018 and shall remain in effect until superseded or repealed.