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Burn Ban Begins for Northampton County

Weeks of dry weather led county officials to enact burn ban, but more than two inches of rain may fall today into Monday.

A Northampton County-wide ban on all outside burning went to effect at midnight Saturday.

Northampton County Council adopted the Burn Ban Resolution at its meeting Thursday night.

The burn ban includes, but is not limited to, the burning of:

  • Trash
  • Yard debris
  • Campfires
  • Bonfires
  • Construction debris
  • Fireworks

The burn ban may be enforced by any sworn police officer. Anyone caught violating the ban is subject to a fine. 

“It is extremely important for all residents and visitors to respect this ban on burning in Northampton County," said County Executive John Stoffa in a press release. "The extremely dry conditions warrant this ban."

Robert Mateff, director of , said his staff will continue to monitor the dry weather conditions.

“The existing dry and dangerous burning conditions have created a great risk to residents in the county," he said. "A burn ban can help to minimize that risk."

For more information on the burn ban, visit Northampton County’s Emergency Management Services website at 

A Northampton County-wide ban on all outside burning went to effect at midnight.

Northampton County Council adopted the Burn Ban Resolution at its meeting Thursday night.

The burn ban includes, but is not limited to, the burning of:

  • Trash
  • Yard debris
  • Campfires
  • Bonfires
  • Construction debris
  • Fireworks

The burn ban may be enforced by any sworn police officer. Anyone caught violating the ban is subject to a fine. 

“It is extremely important for all residents and visitors to respect this ban on burning in Northampton County," said County Executive John Stoffa in a press release. "The extremely dry conditions warrant this ban."

Robert Mateff, director of , said his staff will continue to monitor the dry weather conditions.

“The existing dry and dangerous burning conditions have created a great risk to residents in the county," he said. "A burn ban can help to minimize that risk."

Scattered thunderstorms, which may produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds, are forecast for today and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

For more information on the burn ban, visit Northampton County’s Emergency Management Services website at www.ncem-pa.org.

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