INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dry conditions across much of Indiana have prompted at
least a dozen counties to ban outdoor burning and more are likely to follow
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security reports bans are in effect in
Carroll, Marshall, Fulton, Grant, Knox, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, LaGrange
and Wabash counties. Officials in Allen and Monroe counties also issued bans
Nearly 90 percent of Indiana is considered abnormally dry, and about 40
percent of the state is experiencing a moderate or severe drought. The dry
conditions have led to a number of brush fires in recent days.
Homeland security officials are urging residents to use caution when filling
generators and discarding cigarette butts and to avoid parking on tall, dry
grass when attending festivals or other events.