Burn Ban in effect for Jefferson County

Madison, IN—The Jefferson County Commissioners have instituted a burn ban, effective immediately for the County.  The ban prohibits the following:

Burning of grass, crops, woodlands, marshes, or similar areas

Burning of leaves, debris, and trash/paper

Campfires, bonfires, and warming fires

Open-pit cooking or charcoal grilling

Use of fireworks or welding. 

The Fire Departments and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will lift the burn ban when conditions are favorable.