10/16/2022 Floyd County, In
The Floyd County Commissioners issued a burn ban overnight on Saturday, October 16th, 2022. The lack of rain in the surrounding area has caused vegetation to dry out and quickly become very susceptible to catching fire. Grasses, leaves, and small wooded materials are the most affected and will easily catch fire from the smallest flame or spark. Any wind or wind gusts will further advance the growth of fire and become out of control rapidly.
Floyd County residents are not to burn any yard waste or have open cooking fires; this includes bonfires, campfires, or burn pit fires. Cooking on covered grills and natural or propane gas grills is permitted. Those cooking in grills with charcoal, wood pellets, or other natural products should dispose of their ashes in covered metal buckets after they are sure they are cold, using water to ensure no hot embers. DO NOT dispose of ashes in plastic buckets or trash cans with other waste products.
If someone disregards this ban and causes damage to other property, injury, or death, you can be held liable.