A burn ban has been put into place starting March 1st and ending May 31st.

No burning will be permitted from 7 A.M. until 5 P.M.

Fire must be attended at all times.

Area must be cleared down to mineral soil for a minimum distance of 10 feet around what is being burned.

If your fire escapes, you are liable for the costs of fighting the fire and any damage the fire may cause to others.

Violating the burn law could result in a maximum fine of $1,000.00

For more information contact your local fire department or contact the Hancock County Dispatch on the non-emergency line at (304)-564-4100