Fire marshal lifts statewide burn ban

After two Sundays of torrential rainfall throughout the state, including extra rains during this week, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning is lifting his decision. He made the news known via Facebook.

Since March 25, the state has been under a ‘burn ban,’ which has been lifted – effectively immediately.

“Please remain aware of and compliant with any local restrictions on open burning,” the fire marshal said. “Please also be sure to follow safe open burning practices.

“Thank you to everyone who cooperated in order to be considerate of your neighbors who are spending more time at home due to #COVID19!”