Update - Muhlenberg County has now joined the list of counties in the Tri-state under a burn ban. MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2007 Until Further Notice: OPEN BURNING BAN From: Dona J. Bergman, Director Due to low rainfall and dry conditions, the Evansville Environmental Protection Agency, after consultation with the Evansville Fire Department and the Suburban Firefighters Association, has issued an Open Burn Ban for the City of Evansville and inside Vanderburgh County for four miles beyond the city limits. The Open Burn Ban will continue until conditions improve. The EEPA will notify the public when the Ban has been lifted. All forms of Open Burning are prohibited, including, but not limited to: Recreational fires; Burn Barrels; Agricultural and ditch clearing; Previously approved Open Burn Variances, and Previously approved Air Curtain Incinerator Permits. This ban does not include fires in charcoal or gas grills, patio fireplaces, firepits or chimineas. Any exceptions to the Open Burn Ban must be approved in advance, in writing, by the Director of the EEPA. If an Ozone or Particulate Alert is issued while this Burn Ban is in effect, then only charcoal and gas grilling is permitted. Practice Fire Prevention and dispose of cigarettes and matches safely. If the EEPA had previously approved an Open Burn Variance or Air Curtain Incinerator Permit, upon request, we can extend the Variance or Permit for an additional two weeks after the Open Burn Ban has been lifted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Evansville EPA at (812) 435-6145.