Kiowa County Fire Ban Lifted – For Now

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Published Monday, July 30, 2018
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by Chris Sorensen

Kiowa County Sheriff Casey Sheridan announced Monday that the county-wide fire ban has been lifted.

Recent rains in the area, including a storm Friday that knocked out power to parts of the county for nearly 26 hours, have improved conditions. Precipitation amounts in many locations ranged from one-half to one and one-half inches over the weekend.

The ban may be re-introduced later in the year if vegetation dries and fire risk increases.

Burn permits are required and are available by calling the Kiowa County Commissioners' office at 719-438-5810.

The Sheriff's Office should be notified before starting any controlled burns.

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