Burn Ban Includes All of Vanderburgh County
Officials in Evansville and Vanderburgh County say an open burning ban is now in effect due to low rainfall and dry conditions in the area.
The burn ban extends to all residents of Evansville, and in Vanderburgh County for four miles beyond city limits.
Under the ban, authorities say all forms of open burning are prohibited including, but not limited to:
- Recreational fires
- Burn barrels
- Agricultural and ditch clearing
- Previously approved open burn variances
- Previously approved air curtain incinerator permits
The ban does not, however include cooking fires in charcoal or gas grills.
Authorities say the open burn ban will continue until conditions improve, and that the public would be notified once the burn ban has been lifted.
Information from 44News, follow for updates on the ban.