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Almost All Indiana Counties Now Under Burn Ban

Sixty-five counties in Indiana are now under burn bans.

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Firefighters put out a field fire near Bargersville

Sixty-five counties in Indiana are now under burn bans. Any local fire chief or the legislative body of a city, town, or county can order a burn ban. There’s a risk in Indiana for field fires and other types of wildfires because of the extremely dry conditions. State Fire Marshal’s office spokesperson John Erikson says under current conditions fires can ignite and spread very quickly.

“People should be very very careful with their use of recreational fire”, Erikson says, and “be mindful of things they might do in different situations that might not be harmful but might be in this situation.”

Ninety-seven fires have been reported over the last few weeks…and damage estimates are reported to be in the millions. The bad news is Erikson says things are expected to get better anytime soon.

“It looks like it’s going to be here to stay and residents of Indiana need to be mindful of things they would do normally like burning leaves”, he said.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has compiled a map to indicate what areas are currently under burn bans. A link to the map is: http://WWW.IN.GOV/DHS/FILES/BURN-BAN

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