Wednesday, August 25 2010
EVANSVILLE - Authorities in Vanderburgh County have issued a burn ban for the county and the City of Evansville.
The Evansville EPA issued the ban Tuesday night, effective immediately, because of extremely dry conditions.
Since July 1st, Meteorologist David Heckard said Evansville is 3.45 inches of rain below normal, and for the year is nearly 9 inches below normal.
The burn ban prohibits all forms of Open Burning including recreational fires, burn barrels, and agricultural and ditch cleaning. The ban does not include grills or patio fireplaces.
If you have any questions about the ban, call the Evansville EPA at (812) 435-6145. The EPA will issue a press release when the ban has been lifted.