Saturday, June 30, 2012
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Outdoor burn advisory

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(Originally posted Friday)

[June 30, 2012]  Logan County and much of central Illinois continue to experience a severe drought. Current vegetation moisture levels are ranging between 3 and 5 percent. Given this situation, the Logan County Emergency Management Agency is issuing an outdoor burn advisory.

The EMA is advising against all controlled outdoor burning, including cropland burn-offs. Recreational fires should be monitored closely with a readily available water source or other extinguishing agent. As the Fourth of July approaches, the agency will be monitoring the situation as fireworks can be a major source of grassland fires.

Everyone should be monitoring the National Weather Service or commercial weather broadcasts as this drought situation continues and the possibility of burn bans remains very real.

Logan County EMA and your jurisdictional fire department thank you for your cooperation.

[Text from file received from the Logan County Emergency Management Agency]

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