The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Athens County, which is in effect from 1:00PM until 7:00PM, Thursday, 4/12/2018.
- WIND – 15 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.
- HUMIDITY – From 25% lowlands ranging to lower 30% up north.
- IMPACTS – any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor open burning and prescribed fires are not permitted. This includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS – A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
The Ohio Revised Code Section 1503.18 prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.