MARTIN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Officials in Martin County have activated a burn ban following an extended stretch of dry weather in the area.
The ban was put in place around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
During the burn ban, the following activities are prohibited;
1) Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring with dimensions of 23 inches in diameter by 6 inches high or larger.
2) Open burn of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane.
3) The burning of debris, such as timber of vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities and/or windstorm debris.
4) The use of burn barrels for any open burning at residential structures.
Additionally, officials ask residents that are using grills, to not remove the charcoal from the grill until it has been thoroughly extinguished. And to limit personal firework use to those that do not leave the ground.
A check of the Indiana burn ban map shows that no other counties in the area are currently under such a ban as of the time of publication of this article.