Fire Danger rating in Shelby County Continues to be HIGH

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August 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Emergency Management Officials in Shelby County said today (Monday), that the Fire Danger rating will continue to be in the HIGH category until further notice. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert said the probability of precipitation of a significant amount is unlikely through Thursday. Seivert warns it is very likely they will move the danger index into the “Extreme” range, within the next few weeks.

Under “High” Fire Danger conditions, burning of any kind is restricted unless approval is received from a local Fire Chief.  Controlled burns that are not reported will result in the Fire Department being dispatched, and Fires extinguished, if determined to be un-safe.  Call 712-755-2124 is you have any questions.