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Nelsonville Division of Fire
Thursday October 21st, 2010 :: 12:11 p.m. EDT

Advisory

FIRE DANGER STATEMENT FOR ATHENS CO. OPEN BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS CONSIDERED VERY HAZARDOUS. USE CAUTION!

A FIRE DANGER STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ATHENS COUNTY IN COORDINATION WITH THE OHIO DIVISION OF FORESTRY.

IN THE WAKE OF A DRY COLD FRONT, GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY TODAY WILL CREATE AN ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.

OPEN BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS CONSIDERED VERY HAZARDOUS AT THIS TIME. ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES. ALSO, BE CAREFUL WITH HEAT AND SPARKS WHILE OPERATING ANY EQUIPMENT, OR SMOKING IN WILDLAND AREAS.

OHIO STATE LAW PROHIBITS OUTDOOR OPEN BURNING IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM DURING THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER.

Address/Location
Nelsonville Division of Fire
211 Lake Hope Dr
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 740-753-1244

Dan Pfeiffer
Fire
nelsonville_fd@yahoo.com
740-753-1244

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