GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dry conditions caused by a lack of rainfall prompted the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors to authorize a ban on open burning beginning July 30, if the township does not receive any rain by that date.
Antrim Township Manager Ben Thomas received a request from Rescue Hose Company No. 1 "requesting a temporary ban on open burning due to dry conditions and the amount of brush fires they are responding to."
Thomas said brush fires are being reported and responded to on a daily basis by Rescue Hose, which serves the Green-castle and Antrim Township areas.
If the open burning ban is put in place, it will last 30 days.
The board decided to delay starting the ban until Monday because the weather forecast is calling for rain in the next few days, Thomas said.