PA, Gettysburg Issue “Red Flag” burn ban

Gettysburg Borough has issued a borough-wide burn ban which includes outside fire pits.

The PA State Dept. of Environmental Protection has also declared today a Code Red Air Quality Action Day throughout the entire Commonwealth for fine particulate matter. 

photo of flames on firepit

The borough said the ban was based on the very dry conditions. The ban will remain in effect until conditions improve with significant rainfall.

Residents are encouraged to carefully extinguish smoking materials.

Commissioner Marty Qually said Adams County was not currently issuing a burn ban.

Qually said both the county as well as individual municipalities can implement burn bans, but only municipalities have any enforcement powers.

“As odd as it sounds our county is large enough that putting a ban on the entire county may not work for everyone,” said Qually.

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