LANCASTER COUNTY – The Lancaster County Commissioners issued a burn ban for the entire county starting tomorrow, June 9. The burn ban will be in effect for a 30 day period. It can be rescinded earlier by the commissioners pending a change in wildfire potential. Open burning is defined as the ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material outside either in a burn barrel, fire ring or on the ground. The use of propane or gas stoves, charcoal grills, or use of tobacco in any form is not prohibited under the county’s burn ban. The ban does not prevent the use of fireworks, but citizens are encouraged to take extra caution when using fireworks in dry conditions. You can access more information about the burn ban by clicking on the banner below.