Open burning is banned in more York County townships as well as all of Adams County because of dry, windy conditions.
Hellam and Hopewell townships have imposed a ban on open burning, officials announced. These York County municipalities had already enacted burn bans: Chanceford, Conewago, Dover, East Hopewell, Jackson, Lower Windsor, North Codorus, Paradise, Shrewsbury, Windsor and York townships and Felton, New Salem and Seven Valleys boroughs.
In Adams County, the ban on open burning includes campgrounds and campfires, officials said. It will remain in effect until further notice from the Adams County fire marshal.
Residents may still burn in barrels if they use a wire mesh cover with no greater than quarter-inch openings and have a 10-foot cleared area around the fire. People may also use outdoor gas/charcoal grills as long as they are not in woodland areas.
In Adams County, people conducting open burning during the burn ban may be fined and held liable for extinguishing the burn. This could result in a $300 fine plus costs of extinguishing the fire.