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Talbot County Burn Ban lifted effective Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Talbot County Department of Emergency Services (DES)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  

MEDIA CONTACT: Clay Stamp , 410-770-8160

Date: 10/23/2019, 9:00 AM                                                      



“Talbot County Burn Ban Lifted”


Effective Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM the Burn Ban in Talbot County has been lifted.


The Talbot County Council passed a Resolution last evening at their regular meeting to lift the ban on open burning at the request of the “Burn Ban Committee”. This action reverses a Resolution passed on October 4, 2019, that established the ban in response to extreme dry conditions which was conducive for the easy start and spread of fire coupled with several fires that had occurred.


On Tuesday, October, 22, 2019 Emergency Services Director and Assistant County Manager Clay Stamp appeared before the County Council on behalf of the Burn Ban Committee requesting the lifting of the ban. He stated “Although our area remains under a moderate drought status it is believed by the members of the Burn Ban Committee that recent and forecasted rains have reduced the risk for the easy start and spread of fire. He further thanked the County Council and the public for their responsiveness.”


The Burn Ban Committee is made up of the Emergency Services Director, Chairman of the Fire Chiefs Committee, President of the Talbot County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, the County Health Officer, and the Department of Natural Resources Forest Service.

A copy of the Administrative Resolution is made available here.

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