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Hot, Dry Weather Prompts Burn Ban

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Open burning is prohibited in Evansville and parts of Vanderburgh County

A burn ban has been issued for Evansville and parts of Vanderburgh County. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

Officials cite low rainfall and dry conditions as the reason for the Open Burn Ban.

It’s in effect for the City of Evansville and in Vanderburgh County four miles beyond the city limits.

Officials 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, and
  • Previously approved Air Curtain Incinerator Permits

The ban does not include cooking fires in charcoal or gas grills.

They say the burn ban will continue until conditions improve.

If you have any questions or concerns, you’re asked to contact the Evansville Environmental Protection Agency.