The Jasper County Fire Chiefs requested and received approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, for an Open Burning Ban for Jasper County. The burning ban took effect at 3:00 PM Wednesday, 9/29/2021 and is in effect until it is determined by the Jasper County Fire Chiefs that conditions are safe to continue open burning. Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik says continued dry conditions and a forecast for the same in the coming days led to the decision to stop open burning. He says when conditions improve the Jasper County Fire Chiefs will request the State Fire Marshall rescind the order prohibiting open burning