Lancaster County Issues 30-Day Burn Ban
(Lancaster County, PA) -- Lancaster County commissioners have issued a burn ban that will remain in place for 30-days or until it rains. The county leaders voted on the ban following a joint request from area fire chiefs and a recommendation from the Pennsylvania District Forester. The ban covers open burning for any material that's lit on fire outside on the ground, in a burn barrel or in a fire ring. The use of covered propane or gas stoves as well as covered charcoal grills is allowed. The director of Lancaster County's emergency management agency also says the ban will NOT include fireworks.