Outdoor burning is no longer allowed in Smith County until further notice. Smith County commissioners unanimously voted on the decision this morning.
Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton says high fire danger is expected in the area over the next week. "You're not allowed to burn any combustible equipment outside an enclosure or outdoors, which includes camp fires, brush piles, smoking materials while still lit and discarded out the window, fireworks, welding operations," said Seaton.
Cass and Wood counties also approved a burn ban beginning today. The punishment for burning outdoors during a ban, is up to a $500 fine.
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