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More Burn Bans as drought worsens

More Burn Bans as drought worsens

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 27 at 11:27 AM

Most of the state of Indiana is under a Burn Ban.  10 of the 13 counties in the WHAS11 viewing area are under Burn Bans, including Floyd, Jackson, Jennings, Lawrence, Orange, Washington, Scott, Jefferson, Dubois, and Perry.  The Kentucky counties of Breckinridge and Hardin are also under a Burn Ban.  Look at the map and links below.

Kentucky Burn Ban Page

Indiana Burn Ban Page

Louisville NWS Fire Weather Page

The Kentucky Division of Forestry says,

Burn bans generally prohibit the following:

  • Burning of forest, grass, crops, woodlands, marshes or other similar areas.
  • Burning leaves or debris.
  • Campfires, bonfires and warming fires.
  • Open pit cooking and charcoal grilling.
  • Use of fireworks and welding may also be prohibited or regulated.

 

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for our area...

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY...

.STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL CREATE A
VERY HOT AND DRY ENVIRONMENT OVER SOUTHERN INDIANA AND CENTRAL
KENTUCKY. DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER THE AREA HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT
SMALL FUEL MOISTURE LEVELS TO CRITICAL THRESHOLDS. ON THURSDAY...
SOUTHWEST SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS
OF 20 TO 25 MPH. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BOTTOM OUT NEAR
25 PERCENT. ALL OF THESE CONDITIONS WILL POSE AN ENHANCED DANGER
OF WILDLAND FIRES THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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