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(A) Whenever the Division of Forestry of the state notifies the county through its Judge-Executive that an extraordinary fire hazard exists in the county as determined by the National Fire Danger Rating System and Fire Occurrence, the County Judge-Executive may proclaim the condition to exist in the county.
(B) No person shall, when a proclamation as provided for in division (A) above has been issued, light or maintain an open fire at any location in the county while the proclamation is in effect. Any person violating this section shall be subject to the fines and penalties provided in § 92.99.
(C) Notice of the proclamation provided for in division (A) above shall be published in the newspaper of largest circulation in the county.
(D) The proclamation herein described shall remain in effect only during those periods of time the National Fire Danger Rating System and Fire Occurrence has determined an extraordinary fire hazard to exist in the county. It shall be within the discretion of the County Judge-Executive to authorize emergency burning during times a proclamation is in effect for the county if the Judge-Executive is satisfied that the emergency burning can be conducted safely.
(Ord. KOC 87-300-320.4, passed 3-3-1987) Penalty, see § 92.99