IPR News

Open Burning Bans Greatly Reduced

by IPR News

November 26, 2010

Rainfall this has prompted authorities to drop open burning bans in all but four of the state’s 92 counties.

Only Parke county in western Indiana, and Clark, Crawford and Floyd counties near the Ohio River, still have bans in place this (Friday) morning, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Two to three inches of rain fell across the southern two-thirds of the state over the last few days according to National Weather Service radar estimates. The heaviest rain fell between Terre Haute and Washington, Indiana. The Muncie area received between one-and-a-half and two inches of rain.

The Indianapolis weather service office says drought conditions still exist in southern Indiana, but, as one forecaster noted, “this week’s rain really put a dent in the drought.”