Burning backyard debris will be prohibited after Sunday, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association in conjunction with other Douglas County fire departments. The ban coincides with the usual practice of prohibiting backyard burns from the beginning of July until the end of fire season, fire officials said. Permits are still required to burn debris through Sunday. Burn permits are either issued through the DFPA or a local fire department. Residents are asked to have a fire trail surround a burn pile before seeking a permit. Fire tools and water must also be at the site when burning takes place. …
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