Jefferson County implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions

The Jefferson County Commission has voted to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions for all of Jefferson County, effective Friday at 12:01 am.

Stage 1 Fire restrictions prohibit all campfires, except those within improved fire rings that are no larger than three feet in diameter. Smoking is restricted to within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that has been cleared of all flammable material.

The use of fireworks during Stage 1 restrictions is also prohibited.

Stage 1 restrictions do not apply to land within incorporated city boundaries.