Athens Co elevated wildfire risk afternoon and evening Sun, 3/14/2021, any open burning extremely dangerous!

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR ATHENS COUNTY, SUNDAY 3/14/2021 – The combination of low relative humidity, above normal temperatures, and gusty winds will create an elevated risk for wildfires this afternoon and evening.

Open burning of any type is considered extremely dangerous at this time. Be careful of heat and sparks while operating any equipment and avoid smoking in wildland areas.

Ohio law prohibits burning in the spring from 6AM to 6PM, March 1st through May 31st.