07/02/12 The Marshall County Board of Commissioners believes that the safety of the public is there first priority. The U.S. Drought Monitor that was released yesterday, June 28th shows that approximately one third of Marshall County is now considered to be under extreme drought conditions. The remaining portions are still considered to be under severe drought conditions. Due to the increasing danger for uncontrolled fires, the Commissioners have determined that the recent Disaster Declaration implemented June 27th will remain in place with no changes.
In accordance with the Disaster Declaration the following activities are prohibited until further notice in Marshall County:
- Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible material, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane (charcoal from permitted grill shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished);
- The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities;
- Campfires and other recreation fires;
- Public fireworks displays and the use of consumer fireworks.
We are asking all residents of Marshall County to comply with the necessary emergency measures, and to cooperate with pubic officials in order to keep our communities safe.
For additional information regarding fire safety, please contact your local fire department or the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency at 936-3740.