Due to the lack of measurable precipitation along with unusually high temperatures over the last few days, conditions across our area have become very dangerous to the spread of uncontrolled fires. The emergency services are already receiving higher call volumes related to this weather event. We feel in the best interest of our community and our citizens, as well as our emergency workers, we should ban any open burning of any kind in Macon County. This includes the Cities of Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs.
This ban will prohibit any open burning of any type until the conditions have changed such that the dangers of uncontrolled wild fires no longer exist. This ban does not include the sale and use of fireworks during the fourth of July period, but we would strongly discourage the use of such devices unless precautions have been made to hamper the start or spread of an uncontrolled fire. Citations for reckless endangerment will be issued to any person found to be in contempt of this order. This ban is to begin immediately, this being 2 pm 7/3/2012 and shall remain in effect until conditions warrant removal.
Keith Scruggs, Director, Macon County EMA
Shelvy Linville, Macon County Mayor
Richard Driver, City of Lafayette Mayor
Bobby Etheridge, City of Red Boiling Springs Mayor