Green County burn ban starts Sunday
Green County authorities have issued an outdoor burning ban starting at 8 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Green County Sheriff’s Department.
The ban covers all of Green County with the exception of cities and villages that have their own ordinances in place, according to the release.
Prohibited outdoor burning includes campfires, burn barrels and brush piles. Gas or charcoal grills are exempt from the ban.
Violators could be fined up to $200 and be responsible for the cost of damage caused by a prohibited fire. The ban will remain in effect until conditions improve.
The Green County Fire Chief’s Association and the sheriff’s department also are encouraging residents to refrain from outdoor burning before the ban begins Sunday.