By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Signed permits will be required in Franklin County beginning on Monday, April 15, for open burning.
Scott Martin, Fire District Fire Marshal, said the permits will be needed until Oct. 15. They may be needed beyond that date, depending on weather conditions this summer.
Martin said his department has responded to several small brush fires in the county so far this spring. Despite rainy conditions the past few days, things are really dry for this time of year, he added.
“Fire District officials are encouraging residents, especially in agricultural areas, to call the station at 852-3111, or the sheriff’s office, if they plan any open burning so appropriate agencies can be notified,” said Martin.
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