Grundy County Authorities Recommend Caution With Outdoor Activities

Grundy County officials are asking residents to use extreme care with any outdoor burning.  They did NOT issue a burn ban for Grundy County.  Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says

Grundy County Emergency Management encouraging extra care with outdoor activities.

The prolonged dry conditions is leading to an increased threat for natural cover fires. The severe drought that a large portion of the area is now experiencing has lead to many natural grasses going dormant, this leads to an increased risk for fires.

Anyone who is conducting outdoor burning is strongly urged to use extreme care, have a readily available supply of water and do not leave fires unattended.

Those working with outdoor equipment should use care and take steps to reduce Sparks that may ignite dry and dormant grasses.

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