Shelby County Fire Danger rating reduced to “Moderate”
September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has reduced the Fire Danger rating in the County, to “Moderate.” The rating had been set at “High” this past week, and in weeks prior, the “Extreme” category. Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert said today (Monday), that current weather conditions have “Opened-up a window of opportunity,” for those who have been holding-off on burning piles or CRP ground. Seivert says conditions through this coming Thursday will be better than they have been for several weeks. After Thursday, it looks like fall drying conditions will continue, and the grasslands will continue to die-off.
Seivert reminds Shelby County residents to exercise caution with all burns, and to contact your local Fire Chief or the EMA, if you have any questions about what the best time of day is to conduct an open burn, and the safest methods to do so.