Area firefighters are stressing the importance of following the recently-imposed ban on open burning in Whitley County.
On Monday, the Whitley County Fire Chiefsâ Association issued a ban countywide on all open burning until further notice.
While township and city firefighters have said they donât plan to issue fines for violating the ban, they do say the ban will be enforced.
âWeâre going to go put out the fire, thatâs enforcing the ban,â said Thomas E. LaRue, Columbia City fire chief.
âThere will also be the added embarrassment of having to have the fire department come out.â