Several Fire Districts Reinstate Burn Bans


Published on August 7 2012 4:14 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Several area fire districts have reinstated their bans on open burning.

Montrose Fire Protection District Chief Chris Overbeck Tuesday said due to the continued dry conditions in many areas, several fire officials have decided to reimpose burn bans in their communities.

Those reinstating burn bans include Dieterich Fire Protection District, Edgewood Bi-County Fire Protection District, Farina Fire Protection District, Montrose Fire Protection District, Teutopolis Fire Protection District and Watson Fire Protection District.

Tri-County Fire Protection District at Beecher City has maintained their burn ban without a break since late June.

Other areas not mentioned are not under a burn ban, but officials have said those bans could be reimposed if conditions continue to be hot and dry.