NIOBRARA COUNTY – The Niobrara County Commissioners convened for a special meeting Monday afternoon, June 21. During the meeting, the commissioners adopted Resolution 21-07, “a resolution imposing a partial fire ban in the unincorporated areas of Niobrara County.”
According to the resolution, “a potentially severe to extreme fire situation could exist throughout Niobrara County, created by high temperatures, dry vegetation, and decreased humidity, which could create situations that over-extended the firefighting capability of local government.”
The following restrictions shall apply to “all lands within Niobrara County, excluding federal lands:
That this is a partial closure, discharge of fireworks and all outdoor fires are prohibited in unimproved areas, defined as cropland, agricultural land, and undeveloped land, which predominantly remains in its natural forested or range condition, except as provided below:
The resolution will be in effect June 21, 2021, and will remain in effect until Oct. 15, 2021, unless the Board of Commissioners chooses to amend or rescind the order.
The resolution can be viewed by clicking this link: Niobrara Fire Ban.