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Saline County Burn Ban Extended Again

KSAL Staff - May 6, 2014 3:41 pm

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A burn ban for Saline County that has been in effect since March is extended for another seven days.

According to Saline County Emergency Management Director Hannah Stambaugh, dry and windy weather conditions continue to create an extreme fire hazard in the grass and crop lands of Saline County. Once started, fires are difficult to control and strain firefighting manpower and resources.

Saline County Commissioners Tuesday extended the ban, which has been in effect since March 18th, for another week.

The ban prohibits any and all open burning within the boundaries of Saline County by all citizens and visitors. Listed are some examples of items that cannot be burned for the duration of the burn ban:

• Burning of all fence rows, fields, wild lands, ravines, and debris
• Burning of any waste and normal household trash in a container
• Any open fire or campfire except in permanent household stoves or fireplaces or barbecue grills
• Careless use of smoking materials, including cigarettes, cigars and smoking pipes

Any violation of this order will constitute a Class A misdemeanor, pursuant to K.S.A 48-939, and any person convicted of such violation will be punished as provided by law.

If anyone has information of persons violating this resolution, contact the Salina – Saline County Dispatch Center at 785-826-7210 or the Emergency Management Office at 785-826-6511.

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