GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday moved to extend the township's current two-week burning ban indefinitely and approved enforcement of the ban to be at the discretion of township officials.
Due to the ongoing dry conditions, Township Administrator Brad Graham urged the supervisors to extend the ban beyond the initial two-week period.
Graham told supervisors that an incident earlier in the day on Tuesday when a road crew reported a grass fire near a house on Brown's Mill Road demonstrated the need for extending the current ban. Graham said the fire was apparently caused by the burning of cardboard boxes, which then spread to the surrounding grassy area.
Graham said the grass fire showed the need for extending the burning ban because there "is a risk of something getting out of hand."