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. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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