Burn ban declared until further notice for Knox County

The Knox County Board of Commissioners stated Tuesday morning that there is a risk of widespread fire hazard in the county due to ongoing drought like conditions.

Posted: Oct 5, 2017 5:02 AM
Updated: Oct 5, 2017 5:02 AM

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A burn ban is now in effect for Knox County residents. 

The Knox County Board of Commissioners stated Tuesday morning that there is a risk of widespread fire hazard in the county due to ongoing drought like conditions. 

This burn ban will be in effect until further notice by the Knox County Commissioners. 

Under the burn ban the following is prohibited in the county:
1. Campfire and other recreation fire, unless enclosed with a fire ring with dimensions of 23 inches in diameter and 6 inches high.
2. Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane.
3. The burning of debris such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building activities and/or storm debris.
4. The use of burn barrels for any open burning at residential structures.

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