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Burn ban in effect in Madison County

Posted at 4:45 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 17:25:04-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  — If you're thinking of roasting hot dogs and making s'mores by the fire this weekend...you should think twice.

Officials in Madison County have issued a burn ban because of the hot and dry conditions this week. Madison County firefighters say the burn ban will continue until conditions improve and we get some rain. Right now the fire chief has determined it's just too dry.

Chief Gray made the call to put the burn ban in effect Friday at noon. He says it's been about one and a half weeks since the county had significant rain.

He says the grass here has taken on a brown shade due to that lack of rain.

It's a complete ban so residents can't start campfires or burn debris. Grilling is still allowed. People who don't adhere to the ban will receive a warning the first time and could receive a fine after that.