Starke County under burn ban

Starke County Commissioners placed a burn ban in effect until July 2 during their Monday night meeting. The ban applies to all regular open burning throughout the County, however the ban was not extended to include personal fireworks. Commission President Kathy Norem said, “Although it rained last weekend, rainfall amounts varied throughout the county, and it’s still very dry. Fireworks are not banned, but I urge everyone to use extreme caution when setting off fireworks.”