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Adair County Kentucky Executive Order bans open burning

Open Burning Ban Issued 11/05/2016
Ban is around the clock

WHEREAS, KRS 149.401 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes provides that the County Judge Executive may authorize the implementation of an open burning ban during fire hazard periods; and

WHEREAS, the County Judge Executive has determined that a fire hazard period exists; and

WHEREAS, until Adair County receives sufficient rainfall to mitigate the fire hazard period, the ban shall remain in effect.

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby ORDERED by Michael Lee Stephens, Adair County Judge Executive, pursuant to KRS 149.401, that a fire hazard period exists and an open burning ban will remain in effect until further notice. Any violation of this open burning ban may subject to the penalties set forth in KRS 149.990(2).


- Michael Lee Stephens, Adair County Judge Executive

Submitted by Mike Keltner, Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management, 107 N High Street, Columbia, KY 42728

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Burning ban comes following outbreak of woodland fires

2016-11-05 - J.B. Patterson Road off Edmonton Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Mike Keltner, Adair Co. Emergency Manager.
Adair County's woodlands have been experiencing a number of forest fires. Adair County Volunteer Fire Department, above, answered a call to a fire on J.B. Patterson Road off Edmonton Road, Columbia, KY, last week. CJE Mike Stephens has issued an executive order banning all outdoor burning, 24 hours a day, until the ban is lifted. - Mike Keltner

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Mike Keltner sends map of counties with burn bans

2016-11-10 - 107 North High Street, Columbia, KY - Photo submitted by Mike Keltner. Map courtesy Kentucky Division of Forestry.
Mike Keltner, Director, Adair Co. Emergency Management sent this map reminding everyone that special burn bans have been ordered by County Judge Executives, including a 24-hour open burning ban in Adair County.

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