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Martin County Extends Burn Ban

Last updated on Saturday, August 25, 2012

(SHOALS) - Martin County will remain under a burn ban - for at least two more weeks.
Emergency Management Director Monty Wolf asked the Martin County Commissioners to lift the ban.

The Martin County Tribune reports Wolf told the commissioners that several neighboring counties lifted theirs and with the recent rainfall, he felt that it was safe to allow burning again.

He added that the counties who have lifted their ban have also said they will put it back in place if no more rain is received in the near future.

He said there have been no fires in Martin County and most fires that do ever happen are because people burn leaves or trash and leave them unattended.

Gene Fromm, who was in the audience, said that he lives in Lost River Township and they haven't received any abundance of rain.

After more discussion, the commissioners decided to leave the burn ban in place for at least the next two weeks. Commissioner Dan Gregory suggested that Wolf speak to the fire departments in the county and see how they feel about lifting the ban. The issue will be revisited at the next commissioners' meeting.

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