Allen County, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- The Allen County Board of Commissioners is keeping the emergency declaration and burn ban in place despite the rain the county has had in the past couple of days.
The Commissioners site the severe drought that is still in place as the reason for the burn ban to continue.
The burn ban includes:
Un-permitted ignition of fireworks
Un-permitted controlled burns
Burning of yard and household trash
Burning of construction debris
Burning of organic debris
Discarding of unextinguished smoking materials of any kind on the ground or not within an enclosed fireproof receptacle
Non-commercial burning of material other than for religious or ceremonial purposes which is not contained in a barbecue grill and the total fuel area does not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
The Commissions say they are continuing to monitor conditions to determine when the ban should be lifted.
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