For the next week, Monroe County, Indiana is under a burn ban, declared by board of county commissioners president Penny Githens.
The news was released by Justin Baker, who is deputy director of Monroe County’s emergency management agency.
The ban went into effect at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13 and will go through Monday, Nov. 20.
Leading to the ban are the dry conditions that the southwestern part of the state has seen over the last several weeks.
Monroe is one of 16 counties in the state that have a current burn ban in effect. Monroe County’s neighbors to the southwest—Lawrence and Greene counties—have also imposed burn bans. Continue reading “Burn ban due to dry conditions: Monroe one of 16 Hoosier counties”