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  • Writer's pictureTodd Yakoubian

What Does A Burn Ban Mean?

Almost every county is under a burn ban until further notice, but what does it mean? These are issued by county judges and are lifted by those officials as conditions improve.

I have a feeling the restrictions could vary from county-to-county with some agricultural exemptions as well. I thought I would reach out to the Pulaski County Judges office to find out what you can and can't do. Thanks to Madeline Roberts for responding.

Any outdoor burning is restricted and banned to include, but not limited to:

  1. Bon Fires

  2. Campfires

  3. Land Clearing

  4. Vegetation Clippings

  5. Brush and Yard Waste

  6. Trash and Garbage

  7. Burn Barrels

  8. Construction Waste

  9. Fireworks

  10. Any other combustible materials.

Outdoor burning may be permitted under special circumstances, when the Court is assured that all necessary and proper precautions are being enforced to ensure that burning constitutes no hazard to life and property. No outdoor burning shall be permitted in the absence of a written permit from the Pulaski County Office of Emergency Management.

The use of charcoal and propane grills are allowed for cooking purposes during the burn ban.

As of Thursday afternoon, October 13th, here are the burn bans the wildfire danger according to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

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