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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Burn bans expand across Southern Indiana as dry conditions make outside burning dangerous

SOUTHERN INDIANA - NOVEMBER 13, 2023 - Greene and Monroe County has joined 16 counties throughout Indiana in issuing a burn ban as dry conditions has made outside burning dangerous.

Firefighters throughout Lawrence and surrounding counties have battled numerous brush fires that have turned into structure fires.

In Lawrence County several fire departments battled a large fire on Younger Road around noon on Friday.

A property owner started a trash fire that quickly spread bringing Oolitic, Marshall, and Shawswick Township to assist the Pleasant Run firefighters.

This large fire prompting Lawrence County Commissioners to issue the burn ban. Anyone ignoring the burn ban can be fined $2,500 and face liabilty for damages to other person's property.

The Town of Oolitic has banned all outside burning until eather conditions improve.

A large fire Friday afternoo ar.on Log Creek Road near Unionville sent every Orange County Fire to fight a large wildland fire that consumed several acres.

On Saturday night around 9:20 pm Shawswick, Marion Township Volunteer Fire Departments battled a larrge woods fire that caught a shed on fire and burned several acres at Rivervale Cabin Road.

On Sunday morning a large brush fire reported at 7:21 am in the 9300 block of Starr Road sent firefighters from Campbellsburg, Jefferson, and Monroe Township in Washington Counties to battle that fire.

The burn ban for Monroe County will last until November 20th.

In Greene County the Eastern Greene Fire Territory responded to 16 calls including a car fire that spread to a brush fire and ATV and lawn mowers over the weekend.

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