Jackson Co. commissioners issue countywide burn ban

Jackson Co. commissioners issue countywide burn ban

Jackson Co. commissioners issue countywide burn ban

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM

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:

  1. Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring
  2. 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
  3. The burning of debris, such as timber for vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities and any other open air fires
  4. 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.

 

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