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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • County bans fireworks in rural areas, again

  •      Weather conditions motivated the Ford County commissioners to extend the burn ban for another 30 days yesterday. The sale of fireworks is still allowed.


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  •      Weather conditions motivated the Ford County commissioners to extend the burn ban for another 30 days yesterday. The sale of fireworks is still allowed.
        The ban includes the 4th of July holiday.
        Commissioners voted 2-0 , after much deliberation, to extend the ban in rural Ford County. Commissioner Jerry King stated the ban was extended in the interest of "protecting the patrons of the county."
        The ban does not cover Dodge City, Bucklin, Ford or Spearville because the authority of the county does not include those communities.
        Fire/EMS Chief Jay Taylor said during the meeting that conditions are the worst he has seen in 30 years. He also said fire numbers are up from last year. In June of 2011, fire/EMS responded to 27 fires. Last month they responded to 53.
        The ban will remain in effect until Aug. 1.
    EDITOR'S NOTE: See Friday's edition of the Daily Globe for more news from yesterday's meeting.
    Reach Abigail Wilson at (620) 408-9917 or e-mail her abigail.wilson@dodgeglobe.com.
     

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