Tiger Mountain burn ban expires as temperatures drop
October 4, 2011
The state Department of Natural Resources’ burn ban for Tiger Mountain State Forest and other public forestlands ended Oct. 1, as rainfall and cooler temperatures reduced the wildfire risk.
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center said the October outlook calls for near-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation.
Though the statewide burn ban expired, some areas remain dry, and people should follow the conditions for burning permits. Call 1-800-323-BURN toll free to find local burning restrictions.
The state agency ordered the ban July 1 to reduce wildfires caused by escaped debris burns and recreational fires on forestland.