Five Southern Indiana Counties Have Issued Burn Bans

(UNDATED) – Daviess and Greene Counties now have been added to a list of counties that have issued a burn ban in their counties.

This will make a total of five counties in southern Indiana and the seventh county in Indiana to make such a designation. Greene, Daviess, Lawrence, Martin, and Orange Counties now have burn bans in place.

The Greene County Commissioners issued a local disaster emergency to ban open burning for the next seven days. The burn ban was issued at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

The Daviess County Commissioners issued their burn ban Tuesday morning and is effective immediately.

Under Daviess County burn ban:

  • Campfires permitted with the use of a burn ring.
  • Burning using a barrel with a wire mesh cover of 1/4 inch or less openings is permitted from dawn to dusk.
  • Grills using gas, propane, briquettes or charcoal are permitted with charcoal being completely extinguished upon completion.
  • No open burning of debris such as timber, brush, vegetation, building construction materials, wood or any other combustible material.
  • The use of aerial fireworks is not permitted.
  • The ban is enforced until lifted by Commissioners at the request of the emergency management director or advice from the county fire chiefs.

Greene County Burn Ban: Is similar to the Daviess County Burn Ban which a copy is listed below of the executive order.

Drought conditions continue throughout the state. According to the weather forecast there is only a 10 percent chance of rain on Wednesday and 30 percent chance of rain on Thursday but is not expected to have a drastic effect on the dry conditions in the state.

Local government, emergency management directors and local fire departments will continue to monitor the weather conditions.