The Franklin County Fire Marshal issued a burn for Franklin County until further notice.

Abnormally dry fuels, drought conditions, high daily temperatures and an increase in grass fire calls in the past week led to the ban, Alan Radcliffe, fire marshall said. Household trash burning can still take place in an enclosed container with spark arresting capability, he said.

Radcliffe encourages people to not burn campfires or discard smoking materials from moving vehicles. He said people should monitor cooking grills, smokers, as well as trash burning containers.

Radcliffe said looking at the long range weather forecast, we anticipate the burn ban to continue until adequate precipitation allows conditions to improve. The burn ban will be reviewed daily until lifted, Radcliffe said.