The state Department of Natural Resources has lifted a
statewide burning ban.
temporarily suspended all burning permits on Wednesday
because low humidity, windy conditions and high temperatures
had created conditions ripe for fires and dozens of fire
departments were already committed to battling a massive
wildfire in Douglas County.
officials said they lifted the burning suspension early
Friday morning. They say the Douglas County fire is now all
but extinguished, firefighters have returned to their home
jurisdictions and conditions have improved with low humidity
and diminished winds.