Franklin Co. Under Burn Ban Until Oct. 15

After several dry weeks in a row, some rain wouldn't hurt.

(Franklin County, Ind.) – A Burn Ban has been issued for Franklin County.

Because of extremely dry conditions, the Franklin County Commissioners have extended the burn ban an additional seven days until October 15.

Under the burn ban, the following activities are prohibited in Franklin County:

- 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 results from building construction activities.

Burning will be allowed in bum barrels with a 1/4 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 residents are strongly encouraged to attend public displays of fireworks and limit their personal use of fireworks to those that do not leave the ground, and that they refrain from using aerial firework devices.

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