The Marshall County Commissioners have issued a “Burn Ban” for the County effective immediately.

Due to dry conditions and gusty winds this week, there is an elevated risk for fires to spread quickly and become out of control. In the last few days, Marshall County has experienced several grass and field fires, and the threat is anticipated to heighten on Thursday, November 16.

The order declares that, effective immediately, the following activities are prohibited in Marshall County:

  1. Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible material, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane (charcoal from permitted grill shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished);
  2. The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities;
  3. Campfires and other recreational fires;
  4. Public fireworks displays and the use of consumer fireworks.

If conditions improve due to rain and calmer winds, which do appear to be on the horizon, the Marshall County Commissioners will rescind the burn ban and again permit the above activities.