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Burn ban amended but still in effect


September 05, 2012
At the recommendation of Crawford County Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Allen, the board of commissioners Thursday evening amended the ordinance establishing a burn ban.

The amended ordinance now allows campfires and other recreational fires, the burning of construction debris and public and private fireworks displays.

It also allows for ceremonial and celebratory burning events, such as bonfires and organized cookouts, but such events have to be approved or monitored by the local fire department.

Likewise, debris, such as timber and vegetation, may be burned, if approved or monitored by the fire department.

Grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane still may be used, but the briquettes may not be removed from the grill until thoroughly extinguished.

Allen said the National Weather Service is anticipating above average temperatures and below average precipitation for the next several months.

The original burn ban was put into effect June 28.

Burn bans also remain in effect in Floyd and Orange counties.

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