Burn Ban in DothanMegan Reardon
Posted by: MReardon
Date: Nov 09 2023 4:06 PM
DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Effective immediately, the Dothan Fire Department has issued a “No Burn Order” within the City Limits of Dothan following suit with Governor Kay Ivey’s statewide Drought Emergency Declaration. No burn permits will be issued by the Fire Prevention Division until significant rainfall is received in this area. Additionally, all outstanding burn permits have been revoked. “This order also includes burning yard debris in containers”, according to Deputy Chief Chris Etheredge. Etheredge continued, “commercially manufactured patio fire pits are still permitted along with standard grilling practices.” Working in conjunction with the Red Flag Warning / Fire Alert issued by the Alabama Forestry Commission, officials have issued the order inside the City limits to ensure the safety of citizens and their property.
Fire Chief Larry Williams says, “The safety of our citizens and the protection of their property will always be paramount in our decision-making process”. Williams continues, “due to the lack of rainfall, coupled with the low humidity conditions over the past weeks, conditions are too dangerous to allow any outdoor burning at this time”.
Dothan Fire officials will continue to monitor the current weather / drought situation and update the public as conditions warrant.