Burn Ban Continued by Commissioners

June 29, 2022 - The Shelby County Commissioners met in an emergency session to consider continuing the burn ban put in place by Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison on Monday, June 27, 2022.

"Within seven days you have to ratify it to keep in in effect, or it goes out in seven days," said Judge Harbison.

She commented there is rain the forecast in the weekend, but she doesn't feel like the area will get enough rain to merit lifting the ban.

Judge Harbison said every week the burn ban would be included on the agenda for the commissioners to consider either lifting or leaving in place.

The ban does not in any way prohibit fireworks. Judge Harbison just urged everyone in the public to use caution, and she encouraged any large displays in the area to inform their local fire department and have them on hand.

A motion carried by the commissioners to ratify the declaration of disaster order prohibiting outdoor burning.

Click here to view the declaration