Burn Ban declared in Jackson County

A burn ban is in effect in Jackson County.

County Commissioners say that Jackson County has been impacted by moderate drought condition and is at an elevated risk of fire danger. A County Wide Burn Ban has been issued, including but not limited to the following:

1. Campfires and other recreational fires, unless enclosed in a fire ring with dimensions of 23 inches in diameter X 6 inches high or larger;
2. Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane;
3. The burning of debris, such as timber for vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities and other open-air fires.
4. The use of burn barrels for any open burning at residential structures.

County officials say this declaration will remain in effect until further notice.