Martin County Sheriff recommends no controlled burns

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.

Members of Martin County Fire/Rescue and Shoals Volunteer Fire Department extinguish hot spots following a field fire last Friday.

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.

Dry and windy conditions are dangerous that can spread controlled fires quickly like the fire on Tripp Road last Friday.

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.