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Franklin County Issues A Burn ban

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With a burn ban in Franklin County being issued on Friday there is one major area of concern Juniper Dunes. The use of off road vehicles on undevelpoed roadways can be an extreme fire hazard in times like this.

Other hazards include smoking in brush, timber or grass areas and building campfires, including burn barrels, trash fires and agriculture burning.

The ban prohibits any activities that could start wildfires and a violation of the ban could result in local, state and federal punishment.