PRINCETON — Gibson County Commissioners have extended a ban on open burning, according to an executive order issued Wednesday.

The burn ban issued in September due to prolonged drought conditions was reviewed and extended this week, and according to the order, will continue until action is taken to rescind it. It will be reviewed on Oct. 18.

Commissioners took the action at the request of Gibson County fire department chiefs. The order prohibits all open burning, which includes:

• Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood or briquetes or propane.

• Burning debris such as timber and vegetation, including debris from building construction.

• Campfires and other recreational fires.

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