Fishers Fire Chief Issues Outdoor Burning Ban
Date of Record: June 26, 2012
In response to extended dry weather, a dramatic increase in ground fires, and a forecasted increase in fire danger due to weather conditions, Fishers Fire Chief Steve Orusa issued an outdoor burning ban for the Town of Fishers today, which also includes unincorporated areas of Delaware and Fall Creek Township.
The burning ban is effective immediately, and will continue until conditions improve.
Fishers has seen a dramatic increase in outdoor fires this year, especially in grass and landscaping mulch.
- In 2011, the Fishers Fire Department responded to 34 reports of fires in grass, brush and mulch.
- So far in 2012, the Fishers Fire Department has responded to more than 80 grass, brush and mulch fires, over 50 of them in June alone.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Tuesday morning, warning of near record breaking temperatures and elevated fire danger throughout the week. Conditions will be especially dangerous Thursday and Friday this week, and the extended forecast predicts continued hot weather and limited chances for rain.
While state law doesn't allow for the prohibition of fireworks between June 29 and July 9, the use of fireworks during the burn ban is strongly discouraged. Those who choose to use fireworks must still follow state laws, which include:
- Users must be at least 18 years of age or have an adult present.
- Fireworks to be displayed on the user's property or the property where they have permission to display.
- Used only between 9AM and 11 PM, except for July 4th, when they can be used until midnight.
For more detailed information on Indiana fireworks laws, visit www.in.gov/dhs
For more information on the burning ban in Fishers, visit the Fishers Ready page: www.fishers.in.us/ready
Article from Town of Fishers Website