The Mercer County Commission today (Thursday) enacted a ban on outdoor burning. The action was taken this morning when commissioners signed a resolution to begin the burn ban throughout Mercer county because of the continued very dry conditions.
The county wide burn ban will continue until further notice, and it will include the communities of Princeton, Mercer, Ravanna, and South Lineville.
The cities of Trenton and Chillicothe, plus all of Livingston County, continue with local bans on outdoor burning.
Grundy County, according to Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull, PLANS TO CONTINUE with an strong advisory pertaining to outdoor burning
due to continue dry conditions. That advisory began July 10th and continues despite some areas of the county getting a little rain last night. Commissioner Hull said officials recommend having a source of water and garden hose nearby if
doing any outdoor burning. The burn advisory for rural areas of Grundy County continues until further notice.