Bartholomew County Fire
Recent, fairly consistent weekly rainfall, while not alleviating the drought conditions in Bartholomew County, has allowed some greening of the vegetation to the extent that the Bartholomew County Fire Chiefs' Association has voted on Friday, August 17, to temporarily lift the Burn Ban that has been in effect for the greater part of the summer.
This lifting of the Ban is now temporary, and may be reinstituted should rainfall decrease again, controlled burns increasingly fail to be held under control by the public, or harvest institutes a substantial increase in wildfire danger. With the lifting of the Burn Ban, we heartily encourage citizens to use common sense and caution whenever having an outside burn. Precautions that should be taken include:
Should the wildfire danger increase again, the Burn Ban may be reinstituted.
Thank you for your support.
Be safe out there,