Jackson County issues burn ban; Enhanced risk this afternoon

Jackson County has joined Bartholomew County in declaring a burn ban due to the continuing dry and dangerous conditions. The bans are in place until further notice.

Under the burn bans, you can not have campfires and other recreational fires, open burning of any kind with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane, the burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation and the use of burn barrels at residential structures.

The National Weather Service is also again warning about an enhanced risk of wildfires this afternoon.

According to the agency, the very dry air and low moisture is making for dangerous conditions.