(HARLAN) The Fire Danger continues to be high for the Shelby County area and controlled burns should only be conducted with the knowledge of the local fire chief. Open burning is discouraged.
Shelby County Emergency Management Director Bob Seivert says the local farmers have done an extremely good job during harvest. No combine fires have been reported during the month of September and only one hay bailer caught fire.
Since August 15th, local departments responded to four small grass fires, all of which were quickly brought under control.
Shelby County Emergency Management expects the fire danger to remain high into the month of October.