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Recreational burn ban is lifted in Clark County

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A recreational fire ban in Clark County was lifted today, though a ban on land-clearing remains in place until further notice.

Clark County Fire Marshal Dan Young lifted the countywide ban on recreational fires effective 12:01 a.m.

“The recent rain and cooler weather allows the county to safely lift the restriction on recreational fires,” Young said in a county news release.

Recreational campfires on forest lands are allowed only in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds. For recreational campfires on private land, they must be in a metal-, stone- or masonry-lined fire pit and not exceed 3 feet in diameter by 2 feet in height, according to the news release.

Fires should be at least 25 feet from a structure or combustible material and have at least 20 feet of clearance from overhead fuels. Portable outdoor fireplaces should not be used within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material, the news release states.

For more information, contact the fire marshal’s office at 564-397-2186 or visit the county’s website at