KENDALLVILLE — A northeastern Indiana city has banned campfires and other open burning because of extremely dry conditions.
The Kendallville Board of Public Works approved the emergency ban Tuesday after it was requested by Fire Chief Mike Riehm.
The ban applies to campfires, burning of brush and trash, burn barrels and any other burning that is open to the air in the city about 25 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.
Riehm tells The News-Sun that fire chiefs throughout Noble County and Homeland Security Director Mick Newton are discussing seeking a countywide ban on open burning.
Riehm says the ban will be enforced until sufficient rain makes vegetation green again.