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Burn Bans Expand Across Southern Indiana - 17 Indiana Counties Enact Burn Bans

AREA - OCTOBER 17, 2022 - A total of 17 Indiana counties have enacted burn bans across South-Central Indiana. Daviess County has been the latest county to enact a burn ban.

Lawrence County has not enacted a burn ban at this time, however fire departments have started responding to reported wildland fires today.

The Huron and Indian Creek Township Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a wildland fire in the 17000 block of Stumphole Bridge Road around 11:57 a.m.

At 2:14 p.m. the Marshal Township Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a wildland fire in the 500 block of Kentucky Hollow Road.

Dry conditions across South-Central Indiana have caused several Indiana Counties to enact burn bans

Over the weekend a burn pile spread into a carport, catching two vehicles on fire. Both of those vehicles were a total loss.

  • The burn ban enacted by Daviess County is good for seven days. The burn ban prohibits campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring with dimensions of 23 inches in diameter in 10 inches high or larger.

  • Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane. Charcoal from permitted grills shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal is has been thoroughly extinguished.

  • The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities.

  • The use of burn barrels for any open burning of residential structures unless the use of a wire mesh screen top with 1/4 inch or less openings. Dusk to dawn only.

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