Burn ban to end for St. Joseph County, IN

County officials will end a burn ban that has been in effect for over a month in St. Joseph County, IN. The ban is set to end at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25.

The announcement came as morning thunderstorms battered the entire Michiana area with rain on Tuesday.

The board of commissioners will also terminate the Disaster Emergency Declaration that was in effect since June 21.

Residents must still obtain burn permits and adhere to guidelines set forth in the St. Joseph County Burn ordinance which specifies what types of materials can be burned and how. This information can be found on the county website at http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com.

The board does continue to caution residents to use safety when doing open burning or utilizing campfires.

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