Forest County burning ban issued

From staff reports

Forest County commissioners have issued a county-wide burning ban that went into effect Friday.

“The District Forester has informed us that due to the lack of a late season snow pack, the leaves on the forest floor are not packed down and wet but instead dry and fluffy,” the commissioners said in the declaration of the ban.

“This condition, along with the potential for high winds this time of year, creates the potential for severe forest fire outbreaks,” the commissioners added.