Open burning ban ends
The burn ban, which has been in effect in Vanderburgh County since Sept 22nd, is lifted. The decision followed consultation today with the Suburban Firefighters, the Evansville Fire Department and the Evansville EPA. Residents located within the city limits and four miles beyond - but not outside of Vanderburgh County - must contact the Evansville EPA to obtain advance approval for all open burning. Only clean, untreated wood, may be burned, nothing that has ever been painted, treated, stained, glued or laminated. No leaves, tree stumps, or root balls can be burned. Also, no trash, paper, plastics, furniture, carpet, TV’s, appliances, or tires may be burned. Burn bans in sorrounding counties were cancelled earlier this week and last week.