Durango-area fire districts remind residents of open burn rules

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Durango-area fire districts remind residents of open burn rules

Safety warning issued after out-of-control and illegal burns
John Neely helps fellow rancher George VanDenBerg burn his ditches in April 2016 along U.S. 550 North in annual rite of spring that allows the uninterrupted flow of irrigation water to their fields. Such agricultural burns are allowed in the county without a permit, but area fire districts ask to be notified of the activity.

Durango-area fire districts remind residents of open burn rules

John Neely helps fellow rancher George VanDenBerg burn his ditches in April 2016 along U.S. 550 North in annual rite of spring that allows the uninterrupted flow of irrigation water to their fields. Such agricultural burns are allowed in the county without a permit, but area fire districts ask to be notified of the activity.
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