Burn Ban Issued in Franklin County

The burn ban went into effect on Wednesday until further notice.

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(Franklin County, Ind.) – Franklin County Commissioners have issued a countywide Burn Ban.

The Burn Ban went into effect on Wednesday amid a countywide drought.

During the Burn Ban, the following activities are prohibited:

  • Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring.
  • Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane.
  • The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that result from building construction activities.

Burning will be allowed in burn barrels with a ¼ in mesh top from dawn to dusk only. Charcoal from permitted grills shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished.

In addition, Franklin County Commissioners encourage county residents to limit their personal use of fireworks to those that do not leave the ground, and that they refrain from using aerial firework devices.

“All residents are called upon and directed to comply with necessary emergency measures, to cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans, and to obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers,” reads the Burn Ban Proclamation.

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