BURN BAN IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY!
At 12:28 p.m. Monday, the Advance-Monticellonian received notice from Drew County Judge Robert Akin he was instituting an immediate emergercy burn ban for the county.
"Due to dry conditions and extreme fire hazard," the order from the County Court read, "all persons in Drew County are directed to refrain from outdoor burning until further notice."
The note went on to say the ban will be lifted by the Court only upon written order after weather and moisture conditions permit. Akin solicited the urgent cooperation of all Drew County residents "to prevent destruction and injury by outdoor fires during this dangerous period."