The Evansville Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Particulate Alert. A Particulate Alert is slightly different than the ozone alerts the area is used to seeing -- but many of the recommendations are the same -- avoid unnecessary driving, postpone using paints and solvents until after sunset, and postpone filling up with gasoline until after sunset. You also need to watch your amount of burning during this hot and dry spell. The city of evansville prohibits open burning of recreational fires, burn barrels, agriculture and ditch clearing. You can still use charcoal and gas grills, patio fireplaces, and firepits. Also makesure you dispose of cigarettes properly during the dry period.