VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Following a string of dry weather days around the Wabash Valley and at least one brushfire, officials have declared a burn ban for Vigo County.

Vigo County Commissioners enacted the ban Thursday, and it will remain in effect until November 15 at noon. Similarly, in neighboring Clay County, officials have also declared a burn ban due to the dry conditions and fire hazards.

“This is due to the extremely dry conditions and an elevated risk of widespread fire hazards,” Vigo County EMA Deputy Director Troy Ramsey said.

We also declare that, effective immediately, the following activities are prohibited in
Vigo County:
-Campfires and other recreational fires
-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
-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 at residential structures.
-Charcoal from permitted grills shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal has
been thoroughly extinguished.

Vigo County Commissioners proclamation

For a statewide map of burn ban status county by county visit the Indiana Department of Homeland Security website here.

Read the full Vigo County declaration below;