Dearborn County Approves Burn Ban
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – The prohibition of outdoor fires now blankets southeast Indiana.
Dearborn County Commissioners approved an emergency proclamation ordering a burn ban Tuesday. Eighty-four of Indiana’s 92 counties now have some type of restriction on outdoor burning in place, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Commissioners approved the ban on the recommendation from fire chiefs across Dearborn County.
Parts of the county including the cities of Lawrenceburg, Greendale, and Aurora had already enacted local burn bans.
Outdoor grills used for food preparation are the exception, along with campfires enclosed in a fire ring measuring at least 23 inches in diameter and 10 inches or more in height. Materials can be burned in a barrel with a ¼ inch mesh top during daylight hours.
Residents found to be in violation of the burn ban face a fine of $200 to $1,000, plus court costs.