SPENCER CO., IN (WFIE) - The Spencer County Commissioners have approved a burn ban effective immediately.
The commissioners say the county is at risk for widespread fire hazards because of ongoing drought conditions.
The ban means that the following activities are prohibited:
- Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring that's 23 inches in diameter and at least six inches high
- 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. Charcoal shall not be removed from grills until it has been thoroughly extinguished.
- The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including construction debris or debris from wind storms
- The use of burn barrels for any open burning at residential structures
People living in Spencer County are also being asked to limit their personal use of fireworks to those that do not leave the ground.
The burn ban will be in place until it's rescinded by the commissioners.