DeKalb County Joins List of Counties with Burn Ban

By Scott Sarvay

DeKalb County Joins List of Counties with Burn Ban

June 18, 2012 Updated Jun 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM EDT

DeKalb County, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – DeKalb County has announced that they are enacting an Emergency Burn Ban.

The burn ban is due to the drought conditions which have caused all grassy and wooded areas to become highly flammable when exposed to fire.

The ban includes camp fires, burning of brush, trash, burn barrels, and any burning that is open to the open air. It also includes any type of firework as fireworks can cause a rapid uncontrolled head source.

Officials say the ban will be enforced until sufficient rain is received to green vegetation.

Due to current conditions it would take a good sustained rain and a week after that rain to green the vegetation back to a point where the danger no longer exists.

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