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Prepare for weekend activities: burn ban restrictions, exceptions
Updated on: 06.29.12

With the weekend coming up, here's a review of the specific restrictions during the countywide burn ban.

According to the paperwork filed Wednesday, June 27, all open burning of any kind is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, conventional fuels such as wood or other combustibles.

There are three exceptions to the ban, however. The following types of burning are permitted:

  • Campfires and other recreational fires that are enclosed in a fire ring with a diameter of no more than 48 inches and a height of at least 10 inches.
  • Grills fueled by charcoal briquettes, propane or natural gas.
  • Tobacco smoking products, items and devices, provided that they are fully extinguished before disposal and are properly and safely disposed of.

Also not included in the ban are fireworks. According to Brown County Emergency management director Dallas "Dak" Kelp, fireworks would have to be specifically mentioned in the ban documents, or a separate fireworks ban would have to be issued.

Though fireworks are not currently banned, the Lions Club fireworks show scheduled for July 4 has been postponed until Sept. 8 in the interest of public safety.

The Brown County Board of Commissioners will be discussing the burn ban during its Tuesday, July 3 session. The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. in the County Office Building.

The board will discuss the length of the ban. Currently, the ban will last up to seven days from the June 27 issue date. The board has the ability to extend that.

The commissioners may also discuss if further restrictions, such as those on fireworks, are needed.

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Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

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