The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board and the nine fire protection agencies opened burn season on Monday, Oct. 12. With the recent rain and forecasted precipitation, the risk of fire spread has decreased and is expected to remain at a low level, fire officials said.
People are reminded to use caution when burning yard debris.
Many Lincoln County fire agencies require a permit to burn yard debris — also known as open burning. Area residents are encouraged to contact their local fire agency for specific regulations regarding burning of yard debris.