The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the county Fire Chiefs are updating the burning restrictions put in place earlier in the week.
Recreational camp fires are permitted, as long as they are contained in a ring of either rock, cement, brick or metal, are no more than three feet in diameter, no closer than 25 feet to any structure, and are attended to.
The current burning restrictions include the still-active ban of the burning of brush piles, fence lines and CPR land.
Brown County did receive small amounts of rain in the past 24 hours, which did help green up the grass, but there is dead grass and brush on top that acts as fuel to a fire if it gets out of control.
The burning restrictions for Brown County will remain in effect until further notice.
Violation of the issued burning restrictions and ban is punishable by fine up to $1,000 and not more than 90 days in jail, or both.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the Brown County Planning and Zoning Office want to also remind residents that the burning of garbage is illegal.