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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

WINDY CONDITIONS INCREASE FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON

AREA - NOVMEBER 21, 2022 - Lawrence County Emergency Management is asking residents not to conduct any open burning this afternoon.



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Gusty winds up to 25 to 30+ mph in addition to relative humidity values dropping into the upper teens to lower 20s will lead to an elevated fire threat through the afternoon and early evening hours. Avoid outdoor burning when possible and properly dispose of any flammable objects.


Fire crews worked a large field fire in Greene County Saturday morning. Windy conditions made fighting the fire difficult taking over one hour to get the fire under control.


Field fire on Indiana State Road 59 Saturday morning kept Greene County fire departments busy near Jasonville.


Brown County Fire Departments were dispatched to a large wildland fire in the Brown County State Park Sunday afternoon around 5:20 p.m. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources fire crews arrived at 7:20 p.m. and took over the firefighter fighting efforts. INDNR fire crews are still working finishing up the fire operation as of this morning.


File photo of a large woods fire in Monroe County


Monroe Fire Protection District fire crews worked a large wildland fire near Lake Lemon this morning. The call reporting the fire came in around 7:20 a.m. Monday morning.


Windy conditions can cause fires to spread quickly into other structures can cause injury or death


The fire crews used brush rigs, created a fire containment line to get that fire under control.


Currrent burn bans in Indiana as of 11?21/2022


Dry conditions throughout the state have prompted some burn bans, however at this time only three burn bans remain in effect in Indiana.


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