County under burn ban
The county is under a burn ban following numerous fires in recent weeks.
County commissioners Monday debated whether recent rains had negated the need for a burn ban, but ultimately voted to declare a ban and review it weekly.
In the last week, firefighters were called to only one fire, a structure fire at 180th and Indigo Rds. Thursday.
In the week before, they were summoned to six grass fires.
Tall grass growth during a warm, wet summer, followed by weeks of dry, windy conditions, turned tall grass into perfect fire kindling, area fire chiefs said last week.
Commissioners will review the fire ban Friday when they meet to sign employee paychecks and prepare for department head reviews.
Last modified Nov. 27, 2019