On recommendation from the Jennings County Fire Chiefs Association, the Jennings County Commissioners have implemented a burn ban in Jennings County because of prolonged drought conditions and a lack of rain forecast for the area.
Jennings County is the 62nd Indiana county to implement a burn ban this summer.
This ban does not affect fireworks. However, consumers are urged to use caution with them and maintain a water source close by to extinguish any small grass fires that ignite from discarded firework material. Wetting the immediate area where fireworks will be set off is a good idea as well, according to Jennings County Emergency Management officials.
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