Effective 8 am Wednesday, May 15, Clark County will lift the temporary burn ban that was imposed last week.
With rain currently falling and the forecast calling for more, Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway said it is safe to lift the current burn ban. “We are set to get a healthy dose of rain this week. That forecast, along with what rain is falling currently, gives us enough confidence to lift the burn ban.”
At the same time Clark County lifts the burn ban, the Department of Natural Resources will reset the fire danger on DNR-protected lands from moderate to low. This will open those areas back up for permitted and rule burning.
Burning still needs to be done in a safe manner. Dunaway urges the public to follow the rules outlined on the burning permit and make sure the burn pile is completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving it unattended.
Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility! All outdoor fires must be constantly attended by an adult until the fire is extinguished. Provide adequate means for extinguishing a fire and keep it readily available. Don’t burn if wind conditions make it hazardous to do so. Adhere to the fire safety requirements listed on your permit.