Burn ban in effect
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday morning voted to enact a countywide burn ban, which includes all open fires and personal fireworks.
The only fireworks allowed will be those at organized, public events with a fire department on hand.
‘Walking outside on the grass (over the weekend), it sounded like walking on potato chips,’ Chair James Goldman said. ‘And that was after 3/10 of an inch of rain.’
Charcoal and gas grills can still be used.
As for enforcing the no fireworks ordinance, Goldman said everyone obviously can’t be policed, but, if a fire is started, the offender will most likely have to pick up the fire department’s bill.
All three commissioners voted in favor of the ordinance, which was drafted by the county’s Emergency Management Agency director, Greg Reas.