County Board of Commissioners issues burn ban
The Johnson County Board of Commissioners has issued a burn ban for all unincorporated areas of the county effective until further notice. This ban comes on top of the ban issued by the Northwest Consolidated Fire District last week.
"Dry weather and high winds have combined to produce conditions that make open burning in the unincorporated area a threat to public health and safety," says the press release posted to the Johnson County government website.
The release also states that the last time a county-wide burn ban was issued was 2002. Anyone caught in violation of the ban could be fined up to $500 and sentenced to up to 30 days in jail.