Curry County approves burn ban ordinance

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A burn ban has been adopted by Curry County commissioners. The Clovis News Journal reports the ordinance gives the county the authority to invoke a burn ban during times of high fire danger.

The ordinance passed on a 4-1 vote.

Commissioner Frank Blackburn voted no saying restrictions do little to address the source of wildfires in the area.

Blackburn says he finds it is more often cigarettes tossed from vehicles or fireworks that are responsible for fires in the county.

The ordinance requires that Curry County residents notify authorities when they plan to burn refuse on their property.

Information from: Clovis News Journal,