Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Schuylkill County Enacts 30 Day Burn Ban

(04/19/17)  Schuylkill County will be placed in a burn ban starting on Friday.

The Schuylkill County Commissioners announced Wednesday that starting Friday, April 21st at noon, the county will enact a 30 day burn ban lasting until May 21st at noon.

The recommendation for the burn ban comes from the Pennsylvania Department of conservation and Natural Resources.

The ban forbids residents from any outdoor burning.

Grilling on a gas or charcoal grill is allowed but only for the sole purpose of preparing food.

If people do not comply with the ban, they face fines from $100 increasing an additional $100 for each violation.

1 comment:

  1. Only Schuylkill County would be dumb enough to enact a 30 day burn ban with everything greening up and rain out the ying yang. Commissioners need to use some common sense and stop letting DCNR tell them what to do. No reason for this with all the precipitation we have had. If you read the ban carefully, it is ok to make campfires on DCNR state land. Hypocrites!!