Warren County Judge-Executive issues open burning ban, includes fireworks

(KCBD NewsChannel 11)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 5:32 AM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon has issued a no outside burn order for the entire county that took effect on Monday.

In a letter announcing the ban, Buchanon said the order includes the lighting o fireworks and burning of any material outdoors.

“A lack of rain in recent weeks has produced dry conditions on area grassland and woodlands, lawns and shrubbery, which pose an increased risk of damage from wildfires, caused by open burning and fireworks.

Buchanon clarified that the use of fireworks during this emergency ban would be permitted for presentations by “pyrotechnical professionals” or could be permitted by Bowling Green City Government within the city limits.

Buchanon added that the ban would be lifted by order, after “sufficient rainfall” brought relief to the dry conditions.

Penalties for violating the ban range between $50 and $500 fines.

Other bans have also been announced from the City of Bowling Green and Metcalfe County.

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