Franklin County Commissioners Issue Burn Ban

The ban is due to a county-wide draught and high temperatures.

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(Franklin County, Ind.) – Franklin County Commissioners have issued an emergency burn ban proclamation.

Due to a county-wide drought and high temperatures, a burn ban is in effect until further notice.

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 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 burn barrels with a ¼” mesh top from dawn to dusk only.

Charcoal from permitted grills shall not be removed from grills until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished.

In addition, residents are strongly encouraged to refrain from using aerial fireworks.

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