According to the National Weather Service in northern Indiana, no measurable precipitation is expected through the 4th of July, making it improbable that the hazardous conditions will improve in time for holiday celebrations.
The following was released Friday morning by Sgt. Chad Hill with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department:
Due to the confusing nature of the fireworks laws in the state of Indiana, and to be consistent with our ongoing position which states “we believe that the people of Kosciusko County are capable of making sound decisions and being responsible for their own actions based on the current situation”.
Kosciusko County’s burn ban is being revised and extended through July 3rd, 2012. With this in mind, we are not banning the use of personal fireworks however we strongly encourage residents to refrain from using any type of personal fireworks.
Remember that individuals may be held personally responsible for any damages resulting from use of fireworks.
The bans are confusing a lot of people, including local leaders when it comes to whether they supercede state law. On Friday afternoon WSBT will sit down with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to get the state's opinion.