Spring fire hazard regulations in place

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By The Staff

Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District Chief Nathan B. Nation is reminding citizens that the spring fire hazard season runs until April 30th. During this time it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information can be found in KRS 149.400.
Open burning regulations are enforced by the Division of Air Quality. It is illegal to burn garbage or any other materials except natural plant matter, such as brush and woody debris. Please visit www.air.ky.gov for more information.
From time to time the county judge executive may issue a burn ban for the county during hazardous conditions. Before you burn, review the state burn laws and always report all control burns to our dispatch office at 477-5533. Nation wants citizens to be aware when reporting a control burn to dispatch, that dispatchers are not giving permission to you to burn, they are only recording the report of burning activity to prevent unnecessary emergency responses. Citizens are instructed to take care that their fire is within the regulations.
Before citizens start cleaning up this spring the fire district requests that individuals review the burn laws and call the district at 477-3228 with any questions.