Evansville fire chief bans use of grills, consumer fireworks
The Evansville fire chief has expanded a burning ban that now includes grills and consumer fireworks until the area receives adequate rainfall.
Chief Terry Wendt and the city public safety committee discussed concerns about campfires, fireworks and grills being used in the extreme heat during a meeting Monday night, Wendt said.
“We didn’t want to end up having a problem,” he said.
Police will monitor the area to ensure compliance and issue tickets if necessary, he said. The fire department also has a $500 fee for responding to 911 calls, he said.