Shelby County Fire Danger Index reduced to “Moderate”

News, Weather

August 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Rains that fell across the KJAN listening area were certainly welcome, but they were not “drought busters.”  Even so, the risk of controlled burns becoming out of control has diminished for the time being. As a result, the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has reduced the Fire Danger Index from “High” to “Moderate,” through this Thursday, August 30th. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says people who had been holding off on conducting outdoor burns, may now do so, at least for the next few days. Seivert asks residents to continue to contact their Fire Chief and the Emergency Management Agency, with regard to the timing and location of any planned burns.