Lawrence County Under Burn Ban

(LAWRENCE CO.) – Due to the current dry conditions and no significant rain predicted for the next few days, a majority of the Lawrence County Fire Chiefs and the Lawrence County Sheriff have issued a burn ban for Lawrence County effective at 10 a.m. September 16, 2020.   The ban will remain until dry conditions change.

Level 1: September 16,  2020 Activation level request

  • Campfires and other recreational fire, unless enclosed in a fire ring with dimensions of 23 inches in diameter X 10 inches high or larger;
  • Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fuels by charcoal briquettes or propane;
  • The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities; and
  • Burning will be allowed with a ¼” mesh top from dawn to dusk only. Charcoal from permitted grills shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished.

Questions can be referred to your local fire department or Lawrence County Central Dispatch. Valerie Luchauer, Director.