Burn bans issued in Crawford, Sebastian Counties

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CRAWFORD Co., Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Crawford and Sebastian Counties Judge both enacted burn bans effective immediately.

Under a burn ban, open burning is against the law until the ban is terminated.

“Judge Gilstrap stated that for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County [sic], all outdoor burning is banned until such time as relief from the dry conditions is provided,” Crawford County Judge Dennis Gilstrap said in a press release. “We urge all citizens to work together to protect the lives and property, themselves, their families and their neighbors.”

The ban will remain until “sufficient rain has reduced the fire hazard,” the release said.

People who openly burn in the county will be prosecuted. In Sebastian Co., fines could range from $25 to $300.

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