JACKSON CO., Ind. (WHAS11) -- The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has signed an order for a countywide burn ban effective immediately.
Due to drought conditions and the risk of widespread fire hazards, a countywide burn ban for Jackson County, Indiana has been put into effect beginning Monday, June 25.
The following activities have been prohibited until further notice:
- 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 for vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities and any other open air fires
- Fireworks; except between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 hours after sunset on June 29 - July 3 and July 5 - July 9. The exception also includes July 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight.