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Burn ban lifted after rains

Because of improving conditions due to the recent rainfall in Harrison County, the countywide burn ban that was adopted June 18 has been lifted.
Greg Reas, Harrison County Emergency Management Agency director, and Rick Kerr, president of the Harrison County Fire Chiefs Association, recommended the suspension of the ban on Friday.
This recommendation to let the countywide state of emergency fire ban expire will go to the county commissioners for consideration at their next meeting, which is Monday morning, Reas said.
In order to comply with Indiana’s Open Door Law, and because of the Fourth of July holiday, any official action will be taken by the commissioners in open meeting on July 9.
Reas and Kerr said they still encourage all citizens to exercise extreme caution with campfires or other open burning and with the use of any fireworks.

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