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Officials in Spencer County say that due to drought conditions countywide, a burn ban has been issued.

The burn ban means that campfires and recreational fires are prohibited unless they are enclosed in a fire ring with dimension of 23 inches in diameter and 6 inches high or larger.

Open burning of any kind is prohibited with the exception of grills fueld by charcoal, briquettes or propane.

Burning debris is prohibited, including debris, timber, or vegetation. This also includes debris from building construction and wind storms.

The use of burn barrels for open burning is also prohibited.

Charcoal in permitted grills shouldn’t be removed until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished.

Residents are also asked to limit personal use of fireworks to those that do not leave the ground.

The burn ban was put into place by the Spencer County Commissioners.

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