Statewide Burn Ban Status for 12/21/2012 17:18:27 EST

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1 county is currently reporting an active burn ban.

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Statewide Burn Ban Status for 12/21/2012 17:18:27 EST
CountyBan statusReportedAdditional Information
AdamsLifted7/31/2012 10:54:42 EDTOn July 30, 2012, the Adams County Commissioners lifted the burn ban for Adams County. Although the ban is lifted, the fire departments are still advising that extreme caution be used when burning.
AllenLifted7/27/2012 15:21:40 EDTAs of 1200 hours this date (7/27/2012) the Local Emergency Declaration expires and the Burn Ban throughout Allen County is lifted.
BartholomewLifted8/18/2012 11:56:03 EDTThe Bartholomew County Fire Chiefs have lifted the burn ban. There are currently no restrictions. Caution is urged.
BentonLifted7/3/2012 09:50:25 EDTThe Benton County Commissioners have lifted the Burn Ban for Benton County, effective immediately.
BlackfordLifted7/25/2012 10:10:17 EDTBlackford County has lifted its burn ban effective 1000 on July 25, 2012.
BooneLifted8/14/2012 10:34:40 EDTEffective at 7:00 a.m. on August 14, 2012, the Boone County Burn Ban is cancelled. Use of open flame in Boone County should be closely monitored.
BrownLifted9/8/2012 10:55:01 EDTBrown County has been lifted as of Wednesday September 5,2012.
CarrollLifted8/13/2012 15:00:42 EDTThe burn ban has been lifted in Carroll County.
CassLifted7/24/2012 13:49:25 EDTAfter conversation with Cass County Commissioner's, and with the fact that we have received anywhere from 2.0 - 5.0 inches of rain throughout the county since July 18th, the countywide burn ban for Cass County is being lifted immediately. The Cass County Commissioners' felt that we have received significantly enough rainfall to alleviate the immediate threat for large -scale fires from the dry conditions. The Commissioners' state that if it becomes necessary for the burn ban to be implemented later on, that we will again issue an emergency declaration establishing a new burn ban.
ClarkLifted10/17/2012 14:36:35 EDTThe Clark County Board of Commissioners have lifted the Burn Ban restrictions for Clark County.
ClayLifted9/4/2012 10:18:04 EDTClay County Commissioners lifted the burn ban on August 17, 2012.
ClintonLifted8/13/2012 10:20:12 EDTClinton County has lifted the Burn Ban effective August 10, 2012.
CrawfordLifted10/5/2012 12:42:38 EDTCounty Wide Burn Ban has been rescinded effective October 5, 2012.
DaviessLifted8/13/2012 15:28:52 EDTDaviess County Commissioners have lifted the county wide burn ban. The Daviess County Commissioners will reinstate the Burn Ban if conditions warrant.
DearbornLifted9/5/2012 11:14:54 EDTDearborn County Commissioners have lifted the County Wide Burn Ban.
DecaturLifted8/24/2012 19:23:40 EDTDecatur County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban for Decatur County.
DeKalbLifted7/25/2012 07:38:49 EDTThe County Commissioners have lifted the Burn Ban for DeKalb County.
DelawareLifted8/14/2012 16:12:59 EDTDue to recent rain and decreasing drought conditions in Delaware County, the Fire Chiefs of Delaware County wish to lift the County Wide burn ban with the understanding that if conditions worsen, that the Commissioners will re-instate burn ban immediately to protect the property of the citizens of Delaware County.
DuboisLifted8/18/2012 14:31:22 EDTDUBOIS COUNTY BURN BAN LIFTED
As of Friday, August 17, 2012 the Dubois County Commissioners and Fire Chiefs have agreed to lift the burn ban that was in effect since June 22.

ElkhartLifted8/1/2012 14:56:43 EDTElkhart County has lifted the Burn Ban as of July 30 2012.
FayetteLifted8/21/2012 09:47:58 EDTThe Fayette County Commissioners have lifted the current burn ban.
FloydLifted9/15/2012 10:18:46 EDTThe Burn Ban for Floyd County has been lifted on Recreational, Celebratory types of fires and fireworks; the permanent Burn Ban for the county is still in place.
FountainLifted8/14/2012 10:36:15 EDTThe Fountain county Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the Fountain County Fire Departments is lifting ;the emergency Declaration and Burn Ban under which the County was placed Friday June 15, 2012 , Effective 12:00 noon this date.
FranklinLifted8/15/2012 10:41:32 EDTFranklin County Commissioners lifted the burn ban for the county effective 1:45pm, August 14th, 2012. Local fire departments MAY institute a jurisdictional ban if they feel it necessary.
FultonLifted7/25/2012 11:10:26 EDTOn the 25th day of July, 2012 at 1200 hours we find that Fulton County has received a significant amount of rain over the last several days and is no longer at risk of severe widespread fire hazard caused by these conditions. Fulton County Board of Commissioners declare that the burn ban declaration is hereby terminated.
GibsonLifted9/4/2012 10:42:17 EDTCommissioners of Gibson County have canceled the emergency declaration for a burn ban for the county.
GrantLifted8/7/2012 14:19:59 EDTThe burn ban for Grant County has officially been lifted. Tuesday, August 8, 2012
GreeneLifted8/21/2012 19:14:14 EDTThe Burn Ban in Greene County has been lifted. Also, there are no longer any Local Burn Bans in affect in Greene County.
HamiltonLifted8/15/2012 08:24:26 EDTAs of today date 8/15/12 ALL outdoor burning bans have been lifted in Hamilton County including the local Municipalities. Citizens are still being encouraged to use caution when burning and to contact their local Fire Departments with any questions or concerns regarding outdoor burning.
HancockLifted8/14/2012 11:26:04 EDTEffective today, 8/14/12 all Burn Bans for Hancock County have been lifted. Hancock County has no active burn bans.
HarrisonLifted8/17/2012 21:35:54 EDTThe Burn Ban for Harrison County has been lifted as of 0900 hours Friday, August 17, 2012.
HendricksLifted8/14/2012 11:10:00 EDTThe Hendricks County Commissioners lifted the Burn Ban for Hendricks County this morning effective immediately.
HenryLifted8/23/2012 06:51:42 EDTThe Burn Ban for Henry County is lifted as of 8-22-2012.
HowardLifted8/20/2012 11:28:08 EDTLarry Smith, Howard County EMA, reported the burn ban for Howard County has been rescinded.
HuntingtonLifted7/27/2012 15:23:44 EDTHuntington County Commissioner Tom Wall has verbally lifted Huntington County Burn Ban.
JacksonLifted7/30/2012 08:39:00 EDTJerry Hounshel, president of the county commissioners has lifted the current burn ban effective 9:00 am July 30th. “Jackson County has received a significant amount of rain over the past week. We would like to thank everyone for their patience.”
The county commissioners will continue to monitor the situation in the county and may implement a burn ban as necessary.
JasperLifted8/15/2012 10:11:09 EDTJasper County's Burn Ban was lifted on Friday, Aug. 10 at 2:00 p.m. C.S.T.
JayLifted8/2/2012 09:08:00 EDTThe Jay County Fire Chief's have lifted the Jay County burn ban effective August 2, 2012.
JeffersonLifted9/1/2012 13:34:00 EDTJefferson County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban for Jefferson County.
JenningsLifted8/19/2012 18:51:38 EDTAfter receiving several rounds of rainfall the Jennings County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban that was previously in place in Jennings County effective todays date.

Even though the burn ban has been lifted residents are still urged to use caution and adhere to other permanent burning regulations listed below:

State Department of Environmental Management open burning regulations are attached in a separate document to this release.

Open burning of any kind is not permitted in the City of North Vernon per Ordinance #723.
JohnsonLifted8/28/2012 05:39:07 EDTJohnson County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban for Johnson County.
KnoxLifted8/16/2012 15:55:29 EDTThe burn ban that was in effect for Knox County has been lifted as of yesterday per Knox County Commissioners.
KosciuskoLifted7/31/2012 10:28:59 EDTAt 9:05AM on 7/31/12 The Kosciusko County Commissioners voted to lift the Burn Ban in Kosciusko County.
LaGrangeLifted7/27/2012 15:25:46 EDTThe LaGrange County Commissioners have terminated the burn ban effective 10:30 am today's date.
LakeNo Report9/13/2011 11:00:54 EDT=== Automatically Reset ===
LaPorteLifted7/27/2012 17:17:34 EDTThe LaPorte County Board of Commissioners has terminated the burn ban that has been in place. If risks of fire hazards increase, the ban will be re-issued. See attachment for the official termination.
LawrenceLifted8/22/2012 13:35:01 EDTBurn Ban lifted as of August 22, 2012.
MadisonLifted8/2/2012 13:11:21 EDTMadison County officials have lifted the burn ban as of today 8/2/2012. Residents are still urged to exercise caution when burning outdoors and reminded of the state law.
MarionLifted8/20/2012 15:52:29 EDTMayor Greg Ballard has rescinded the countywide burn ban. Please see the attachment for the executive order.
MarshallLifted7/19/2012 15:32:01 EDTThe Marshall County Board of Commissioners have decided to terminate the Disaster Declaration prohibiting open burning in the county. The Commissioners will continue to monitor weather and drought conditions and if it becomes apparent that the dry conditions are increasing the risk of fire danger, the Disaster Declaration will be reinstated
MartinCountywide In Effect6/28/2012 08:45:15 EDTWhereas, the Board of Commissioners of Martin County, Indiana, find that a burn ban affecting certain activities is a highly appropriate public safety response to the hazards presented by the current drought conditions.

Now Therefore, we, the Board of Commissioners of Martin County, Indiana, declare pursuant to Indiana Code 10-14-3-29, that a state of emergency exists in Martin County, Indiana, and that we hereby invoke and declare those portions of the Indiana Code which are applicable to the conditions and cause the issuance of this order to be in full force and effect in Martin County, Indiana, for the exercise of all necessary emergency authority for the protection of the lives and property of the people of Martin County, Indiana.
MiamiLifted7/30/2012 12:51:07 EDTThe Miami County Board of Commissioners met in a special executive meeting this morning and declared the the Burn Ban for Miami County be lifted effective immediately. They are terming it locally as a "partial lift" as they are saying that all fires must be attended.

Also, the City of Peru's Mayor and Board of Works agreed to lift the Burn Ban that was covering the City of Peru.
MonroeLifted9/4/2012 09:09:38 EDTThe Monroe County Commissioners have lifted the county burn ban effective immediately.
MontgomeryLifted8/13/2012 13:31:59 EDT
MorganLifted8/17/2012 07:57:37 EDTThe Burn Ban has been lifted for Morgan County by the County Commissioners.
NewtonNo Report9/13/2011 11:00:04 EDT=== Automatically Reset ===
NobleLifted7/25/2012 08:12:19 EDTAfter evaluation the current situation and soliciting input from the Noble County fire Chiefs, the Noble County Commissioners are lifting the Burn Ban for Noble County effective 12pm, July 25th, 2012. It was the consensus of the majority of Fire Chiefs that, while conditions have improved, extreme caution should still be used with any open burning.

The Noble County Commissioners will continue to monitor the situation for any changes.
OhioLifted8/28/2012 22:31:22 EDTThe Ohio County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban, effective August 28, 2012.
OrangeLifted9/5/2012 11:31:26 EDTThe Orange County Commissioners has lifted the county wide burn ban.
OwenLifted9/4/2012 10:46:14 EDTThe Owen County Board of commissioners has decided, to allow the emergency proclamation (burn ban) to expire.
ParkeLifted8/21/2012 13:51:40 EDTParke County Burn ban expired yesterday evening at 6:00 pm and the county commissioners voted to not re-instate it at this time.
PerryLifted8/7/2012 15:43:33 EDTEffective Aug. 7, 2012. The Perry County Board of Commissioner's have lifted the county-wide burn ban.
PikeLifted8/14/2012 14:14:33 EDTBan has been lifted.
PorterNo Report9/13/2011 11:00:57 EDT=== Automatically Reset ===
PoseyLifted8/20/2012 10:17:31 EDTBurn Ban lifted as of Saturday, August 18, 2012.
PulaskiLifted7/3/2012 08:41:36 EDTThe Pulaski County Commissioners have lifted the Burn Ban for Pulaski Counrty effective immediately.
PutnamLifted8/20/2012 20:49:34 EDTThe Putnam County Commissioners lifted the "Burn Ban" on Monday August 20, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. A conference call with Putnam County Fire Chief's was held and the consensus was to lift the burn ban at this time and re-visit it should the drought continue. The Fire Chief's also voiced concerns that members of the community use caution due to the dry conditions that still plague areas of the county.
RandolphLifted8/6/2012 11:12:12 EDT
RipleyLifted9/4/2012 10:15:48 EDTThe burn bans in Osgood and Delaware have been lifted.
RushLifted8/13/2012 14:00:55 EDTThe Burn Ban has been lifted for Rush County. The County Commissioners will reinstate the Burn Ban if conditions warrant.
ScottLifted9/6/2012 11:36:00 EDTScott County Burn Ban has been lifted.
ShelbyLifted8/20/2012 20:20:12 EDTThis evening, at the Shelby County Commissioners Meeting, the commissioners lifted the Burn and Fireworks Ban for Shelby County efective immediately. We encourage citizens to use caution and monitor any open burning or fireworks.
SpencerLifted8/22/2012 14:46:16 EDTThe Burn Ban for Spencer County has been lifted as of 8/20/2012.
StarkeLifted8/1/2012 23:24:41 EDTThe Starke County Board of Commissioner's have lifted the Burn Ban as of 9:00pm Wednesday, 8/1/2012. Conditions within the county will be monitored and should conditions warrant will re-instate.
SteubenLifted7/24/2012 12:19:17 EDTWith the recent rainfall, vegetation around the county is returning to its green state. The Steuben County Commissioners have temporarily lifted the Emergency Burn Ban.
StJosephLifted7/26/2012 11:22:56 EDTSt. Joseph County has lifted the burn ban, effecitve 0600, July 25, 2012.
SullivanLifted8/17/2012 13:28:15 EDTSullivan County Burn Ban has been lifted, effective todays date at 12 pm, by the Sullivan County Commissioners.
SwitzerlandLifted9/8/2012 12:46:29 EDTSwitzerland Burn Ban has been lifted.
TippecanoeLifted8/10/2012 12:32:10 EDTThe Tippecanoe County Commissioners just lifted the burn ban in Tippecanoe County.
TiptonLifted8/9/2012 09:04:30 EDTTipton County Commisioners lifted the burn ban for Tipton County effective 8/9/12
UnionLifted8/14/2012 07:50:04 EDTUnion County Burn Ban lifted as of 8/10/12 at 1100 hours Authority the Union County Commissioners.
VanderburghLifted9/5/2012 11:13:57 EDTThe Vanderburgh County and City of Evansville Burn Ban have been lifted
VermillionLifted8/20/2012 12:36:24 EDTBy order of the Vermillion County Board of Commissioners a County wide Burn Ban has been allowed to expire as of 12:00, 19 August 2012.
VigoLifted8/24/2012 14:56:34 EDTThe Vigo County Burn Ban has been lifted.
WabashLifted7/30/2012 10:58:55 EDTWabash County Commissioners on advice from county fire chief's have lifted the Burn Ban Declaration that was issued on 14 June 2012.
WarrenLifted8/14/2012 10:37:30 EDTThe burn ban for Warren County will be lifted @ 12:00 noon on Tuesday the 14th of Aungust, authority of the Warren County Commisioners and the office of emergency management.
WarrickLifted8/28/2012 11:23:29 EDTThe Warrick County Commissioners have rescinded the ban on open burning and personal use of fireworks.
Dallas Scott, Warrick County EMA Director
WashingtonLifted8/24/2012 14:55:45 EDTWashington County Burn Ban has been lifted.
WayneLifted8/15/2012 22:35:52 EDTThe Ban on Open Burning has been lifted for all Wayne County Fire Protection Areas effective immediately. Fire Chiefs urge continued caution with all fires and follow state/local burning rules.
WellsLifted7/24/2012 13:32:37 EDT
WhiteLifted8/10/2012 15:11:26 EDTEffective at 15:00 Friday 8/10/2012 the Burn Ban for White County has been lifted by the Commissioners.
WhitleyLifted7/31/2012 15:06:30 EDTThe Whitley County Fire Chief's Association along with the County Commissioners have lifted the open burn ban as of July 24th. They will continue to monitor the conditions for future needs.

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