The State Fire Marshal issued a burning ban for Jasper County effective at noon on Friday, July 27 due to the current and forecasted continued dry conditions that cause increased fire danger.
The State Fire Marshal determined that the conditions in Jasper County are such that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property and issued the proclamation prohibiting open burning as allowed by state law.  The proclamation does not prohibit the use of outdoor fireplaces or barbeque grills.
The open burning ban will remain in effect until dry conditions have improved.