TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Some local counties have lifted their burn bans after recent rains, including Clay, Knox, and Daviess Counties in Indiana.
Unlike some others though, the Vigo County burn ban was extended until August 31.
The decision was approved by the Vigo County Commissioners.
The recommendation comes from Emergency Management and the local fire chiefs.
Most of the county remains close to a foot behind on rainfall this year.
With the expected dry weather and continued heat, a change is not expected anytime soon.
"The grass may have a green tint to it but it's still really dry out here and it's still dangerous," Terre Haute Fire Chief Jeff Fisher said.
Emergency Management officials said they'll re-evaluate closer to August 31 or in the event of a significant rainfall.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.