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Burn ban in Marshall County until further notice

 MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. -- Independence Day in Marshall County will look a little dark this year for some residents.

The Emergency Managers of Marshall County have issued a burn ban for the entire county including personal and public fireworks and any open burning until further notice.

Based on experience and current conditions, emergency managers and the fire departments made this difficult decision.

We spoke with the Emergency Manager for the county and he informed us that Bremen will be still have a public fireworks display for Independence Day.  Plymouth is also moving forward with plans, but the final decision has not yet been made.  Ultimately, the fire chief will make the decision.

Prohibited activities in Marshall County include: 

  • Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible materials with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane (charcoal from permitted grills should be thoroughly extinguished before being removed from the grill).
  • The burning of debris, such as timber, or vegetation, and other such debris that results from building construction activities;
  • Campfires and other recreational fires;
  • Public and private displays or use of fireworks

Violaters could be charged with a Class B misdemeanor which, if convicted, is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of not more than $1,000.  In addition, you may be billed for all costs associated with the emergency response.

Contact your local fire department for additional information.




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