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An open burn ban has been adopted for all unincorporated areas of Miami County, effective Wednesday, Oct. 14, because of dry and windy weather conditions that could cause a widespread fire.

Miami County commissioners voted 5-0 Wednesday, Oct. 14, to approve a resolution that declares a state of local disaster emergency for Miami County and puts the open burn ban in place. The burn ban will remain in place until conditions no longer present an eminent fire threat.

The county resolution states the ban includes “open burning, inclusive of any type of controlled burning of grass, brush, woods, trash or debris as well as campfires and including fireworks within the unincorporated areas of Miami County.”

The ban was instituted on recommendations from the Miami County Emergency Management Department and the county’s fire departments.

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