MARTIN CO. – The Martin County Sheriff Department asks the public to not set controlled burns at this time due to potential fire hazards.
“Current weather conditions are still dry and windy making it dangerous for controlled burns,” said Martin County Sheriff Travis Roush.
This comes after a fire on Friday afternoon, on Tripp Road that brought Indian Creek, Shoals and Martin County Fire Rescue to the scene.
On Saturday a fire got out of control in the 7500 block of Panhandle Road in southern Martin County where Lost River Township and Shoals Volunteer Fire Department responded.
This afternoon, Loogootee and Martin County Fire/Rescue in addition to Daviess County volunteer fire departments responded to a large field fire in the 21000 block of U.S. 231 North, near the Daviess/ Martin County line.
“Controlled burns will become out of control very quickly in these conditions,” said Sheriff Roush.