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 donâ€™t plan to issue fines for violating the ban, they do say the ban will be enforced.
â€śWeâ€™re going to go put out the fire, thatâ€™s enforcing the ban,â€ť said Thomas E. LaRue, Columbia City fire chief.
â€śThere will also be the added embarrassment of having to have the fire department come out.â€ť