The Schuylkill County Burn Ban goes into effect today April 5th at 12 noon. Click HERE for more info.
You are prohibited from any outdoor burning of items such as garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter and paper. Grilling in proper containers is still permitted but the ban forbids lighting fires in outdoor burn barrels or fire rings.
Residents violating the ban will face fines of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second and $300 for each additional violation.
Violators are also responsible for the cost to extinguish any wildfire they cause. Expenses could amount to thousands of dollars.