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Drought Ignites Burn Ban In Lawrence County
Updated May 5, 2013 12:58 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BEDFORD) - Lawrence County commissioners took up a request by the County Firefighters Association to institute a burn ban until further notice.

Valerie Luchauer at the Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management told WBIW news the conditions are so dry, people should even take caution when tossing a lit cigarette butt out the window along the road.

The office said one fire this past weekend, out of the 4 or 5 field fires that occurred was reported to have been started by a lit cigarette butt landing in dry brush.

According to Luchauer, all ground level fires are banned including garden burn-offs, trash fires, bonfires and roasts. For the time being, above-ground fires are still okay including backyard grills; however, common sense is still urged including maintaining distance from any dry vegetation.



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