VIGO CO, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Even with triple-digit temperatures, a burn ban has not been issued in Vigo County.

Under the current County Ordinance, residents are allowed to burn natural materials in a container. The fire should be monitored at all times.

Preserved items, construction material, garbage, etc. do not qualify under natural materials.

Honey Creek Fire Department Chief, Tom High, said people should have necessary safety equipment nearby if they are burning something.

“We recommend rakes, buckets, and hoses. Things like that,” He said.

The ordinance also states that flames would need to be extinguished at night. However, there are exceptions for recreational use, like a cookout.

For a burn ban to be issued, fire departments would look at several factors like days without rain and if there’s been an increase in small fires. Those concerns would be taken to Vigo County EMA and final approval would be given by the Commissioners.

However, even with no ban in effect, High said he encourages people to stop burning for the time being.

“With these temperatures, things are drying out extremely quick. A small fire could turn into something larger,” He added. “Composting would be another idea.”

The weather conditions will continue to be evaluated to see if they will add limitations to fireworks during the holidays.