(BARTON COUNTY, Kan.) — Burning will not be allowed in Barton County for at least another week. Monday, Barton County commissioners voted to extend the burn ban to August 1.
According to a press release issued by Emergency Management Director, Amy Miller, "Due to extremely dry weather conditions an extreme fire hazard continues to exist."
The release goes on to say that over the last seven days, the county received a measurable rainfall but still continues to experience severe drought. During that time, Barton County fire departments responded to fires in ditches, a CRP field fire started by lightning and a large hay shed fire
Anyone who violates that ban may be fined up to $2500.