Area counties lifting Burn Bans

Greensburg, IN—During their meeting this morning, the Decatur County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban for Decatur County with specific points:

  • The burning of household trash is restricted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and no burning of trash should occur at any time.
  • Open burning within the Greensburg City is not permitted under City Ordinance.
  • Fireworks restrictions are lifted and Citizens must follow State Law for the use of fireworks. State law allows for the use of fireworks every day of the year from 9 am to 11 pm, with and extension to 12 am Midnight on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, and New Year’s Eve.
  • Without further continued rainfall the burn ban may be reinstituted as necessary.
  • Citizens and groups are encouraged to notify the respective Fire Department if they intend to have a large burn so that the responders are aware and may prevent any undue response from smoke in the area.

The Burn Ban for Franklin County has also been lifted by a decision from the Franklin County Commissioners.  Jennings County lifted its burn ban over the weekend.  No specific points were mentioned from either county.  

There are still several counties under a burn ban in southeastern and southern Indiana due to drought.  Visit to see if your county is under a ban.