|Burning cautioned, not banned|
|Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:46|
by Katie Wagner
Although surrounding counties Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko and Noble have instituted county-wide burn bans, the Whitley County Board of Commissioners has yet to institute such an order and unlikely will. At Monday’s meeting, Chairman of Commissioners Don Amber said that the Commissioners consulted with the President of the Whitley County Fire Chief’s Association, who advised against a burn ban as of Monday.
Amber said Commissioners will work in conjunction with area fire chiefs on a day-to-day basis regarding conditions and will likely issue an “executive order” instead of a full ban, if necessary.
However, Amber advised community members to exercise extreme caution regarding fires and to leave no fire unattended.
Columbia City is currently under a town-wide burn ban, but Churubusco is not.
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