Rowan Issues No Burn Ban

An eastern Kentucky county has issued a state of emergency due to the current drought situation.
Rowan county officials are banning any kind of burning in the area.
Officials say the a fire in theses dry conditions could cause a spark a huge fire.
Crews are already working to put out two wildfires in Rowan County.


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  • by FF on Jan 22, 2008 at 10:04 PM
    hahaha. yah. i know what a burn ban IS. correct my words were misleading. but i dont have a college education. i cant put my thoughts in writing as well as some may. but what i do have is 356 training hours in firefighting. i know my stuff. dont ridicule me because you know nothing about me. all you know is that i mis-wrote something. you automatically judge my knowledge and know how in my line of work. i wish the world had less people who have nothing more to do than judge and ridicule people. this matter could have been delt with in a nice way. but anyway. that was MY definition of a "large fire" not the burning ban rules. so yeah. at least i got my hands dirty and risked my life to help protect property and houses. where were you. on here... yah thats what i thought.
  • by Nixie Location: Morehead on Sep 25, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    So FF, Are you saying that we can have controlled burns in Rowan County as long as we don't let it get out of control? You Said: "The burn ban is more so talking about a large out of controll fire consuming homes and structures." What you said is misleading and the truth is that... All Outdoor Burning Has Been Banned In Rowan County Until The County Receives A Substantial Amount Of Rainfall. That would include anything from burning trash in a barrel to controlled brush fires or burning debris from construction sites. This burn ban could also include smoking when outdoors seeing as a STATE OF EMERGENCY Has Been Declared. If FF stands for Fire Fighter, then I suggest that you check with the local Emergency Management Officer (EM3?) before you start rewording this burn ban.. Otherwise that last part of my post doesn't apply to you and I apologize for that little engagement. FF is correct about everything being contained and under control, but this Burn Ban means NO OUTDOOR BURNING.
  • by FF Location: morehead on Sep 24, 2007 at 11:39 AM
    there was one large controlled wildfire about 80 to 100 acres on dry creek. with three Fire Departments wathing the homes and structures. Another fire on Rock Fork, also was controlled with 377 units and forestry watching it.. The burn ban is more so talking about a large out of controll fire consuming homes and structures. everything is in hand right now.. thanx
  • by Nixie Location: Morehead on Sep 23, 2007 at 09:15 AM
    Could spark a large fire? What about all the large fires all around me? I live in Rowan County and there are forest fires all around me.

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