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Hutchinson County Burn Ban

August 16, 2012

The Hutchinson County is under a burn ban for the next 90 days.
According to Danny Richards, “ There is moisture in some areas, but there are still areas that are dry.”
Once the next Commissioners Court meeting is held, they will check the area conditions and decide to either rescind or extend the burn ban. “If we receive more moisture we will rescind the ban,” said Richards.
While under the ban, Hutchinson County citizens are not allowed to burn anything that can spark a wildfire. All outdoor burning is illegal, including burning trash, starting a campfire or grilling with charcoal, wood or any grill that could have exposed embers.
Anyone caught burning during a ban faces up to a $500 fine and a year in jail. If you see a fire or hazardous condition, please report them by contacting your local fire department.

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