County government lifts burn ban after region receives significant rain


Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 (UPDATED Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019) — Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office lifted the burn ban that was issued on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office announced that its burn ban was lifted Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

Watts’ order also reminds Nelson County residents who plan to burn limbs or storm debris outdoors that they need to report their plan for an outdoor burn to Nelson County Dispatch, (502) 348-3600.

The burn ban was issued after the lack of rain for consecutive weeks produced extremely dry conditions, creating extreme risk of fire.

The ban was issued following a series of brush fires on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, along the R.J. Corman railroad in the Samuels and Deatsville areas. More than 100 acres were burned by the time firefighters extinguished the fires.


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