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The Bartholomew County Commissioners are asking that people outside the county's incorporated areas refrain from setting off consumer fireworks until the countywide burn ban is lifted.
The commissioners' request came by way of a proclamation signed during the County Commissioners meeting Monday. An earlier announcement on The Republic website stated that the proclamation effectively banned fireworks, when in fact the commissioners were publicly expressing an opinion that fireworks are a bad idea when conditions are this dry.
The decision has no legal bearing.
Jonesville officials have said they would go along with the county proclamation. Last week, the Columbus Fire Department asked that people refrain from setting off fireworks in the city as well.
A burn ban was imposed by the county's Fire Chief's association on June 20.
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