Dearborn County Burn Ban

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( Dearborn County, Indiana ) - Lack of rain has county leaders in southeast Indiana taking steps to prevent future problems.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Dearborn County Commissioners have issued a burn ban. Saying the drought has dried vegetation to the point it may easily catch fire, county leaders are now declaring:

  • Campfires or other recreational fires are banned (unless they're in a fire ring)
  • No open burning (with the exception of grills)
  • No open debris burning (with the exception of burn barrels with a mesh top)

Anyone found to be violating the ban will be subject to a fine not less than $200 and no more than $1,000 plus court costs.

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