On Monday, July 3, Mason County Judge Sheree Hardin issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster in the County due to the threat of wildfires and ordered the implementation of a Burn Ban effective July 3rd through July 10th.
At their regular meeting Monday, Mason County Commissioners voted to extend the Burn Ban for an additional 90 days due to the potential threat of wildfires as a result of adverse weather conditions, high temperatures and on-going drought conditions. The purpose of the Burn Ban is to mitigate the public safety hazard posed by wildfires during the current drought and severe weather conditions by curtailing the use of all combustible materials and outdoor burning.
Under the current Burn Ban, the use of combustible materials in an outdoor environment by any person is prohibited. Combustible materials include, but are not limited to the use of all outdoor burning, aerial fireworks (defined as “shyrockets with sticks” and “missiles with fins”) and other activities that could result in a fire.