Barren County burn ban lifted

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. – The burn ban in Barren County has been lifted.

Due to less hazardous conditions, the ban was lifted on Oct. 31. Barren County judge-executive Micheal Hale put the ban in place on Oct. 5 out of caution from dry conditions.

The county says allowable open burning includes the following:

  • Fires for cooking
  • Recreational and ceremonial fires
  • Construction site warming fires (contained, clean lumber only)
  • Fires set for recognized agricultural practices
  • Prescribed burning for forest, range, ecological or wildlife management
  • Fires set for weed abatement, disease and pest prevention
  • Fires set to dispose of natural growth from land clearing and storms
  • Fires for disposal of household paper products
  • Approved fire fighter training
  • Fires set for prevention of a fire hazard