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OHIO –

In the state, open burning is prohibited from the beginning of March through May, between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., according to the Ohio Division of Forestry.

Earlier this month, over two acres of grass were burned, and Versailles Fire crews said the high winds and dry ground made the fire spread quickly.

Even if you have a proper burn barrel, you should not be burning any items, including yard waste, trash, and debris.

March is one of the months that typically has a ban in place since everything is much drier, and high winds can cause a fire to get out of hand quickly..

By breaking the ban, you will be held responsible for any property damage or injuries caused by the fire. You can also receive some penalties.